The Historical and Institutional Settings

  • Maxim Tabachnik


This chapter starts off with an ethnic/territorial perspective on the history of nationalism. Then, it gives a brief historical overview of the institution of citizenship from its origins in Western antiquity and to its peculiarities in the Russian Empire, the USSR, and today’s Russia. Finally, it ends with a historical overview of the birthright citizenship policy of jus soli.


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  1. 1.Department of PoliticsUniversity of California, Santa CruzSanta CruzUSA

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