Citizenship Beyond Borders: A Cross‐National Study of Dual Citizenship*
dual citizenship, citizenship beyond borders
As global integration increases, the implications for state boundaries and citizens’ identity grow more significant. Some scholars suggest that the recognition of dual citizenship reveals the extent to which cross‐national immigration requires states to formally recognize a multiplicity of national identities through dual citizenship (Aleinikoff and Klusmeyer 2002; Castles and Davidson 2000; Falk 1994). We propose that scholars need to additionally consider citizenship identity as a source of national assimilation of the international community and postnational citizenship in world culture (Brubaker 1992a; Faist 2004; Soysal 1994; Turner 2001). We use logistic regression to evaluate this argument by examining factors that lead states to enact legislation recognizing dual citizenship. The resulting analysis suggests that the recognition of dual citizenship reflects national, ex‐colonial, and postnational cultural identities rather than the presence of cross‐national immigration.
Original Publication Citation
Dahlin, Eric C. and Ann Hironaka. 2008. “Citizenship beyond Borders: A Cross-National Study of Dual Citizenship.” Sociological Inquiry 78:54-73.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Dahlin, Eric C. and Hironaka, Ann, "Citizenship Beyond Borders: A Cross‐National Study of Dual Citizenship*" (2008). All Faculty Publications. 2582.
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