Dual Citizenship Recognition and Equal Rights in Germany: Construction of a (Trans)national Form of Citizenship in 21st Century Europe

Abstract :
Migration, E-U integration and equalisation of rights between men and women as to maintaining and passing nationality have led to the increase of
dual citizenship, which has become a main political issue in many European countries and a key topic to understand the transformation of civil
Built on political anthropology of the State, the project focuses on nowadays’ Germany to see how issues about the recognition of this status
can be understood within the reconfiguration of EU-immigration policies. Through an ethnographic approach, it studies both dual citizenship politics
and experiences to build a multi-dimensional model of nation and immigration issues in the European context. (1) It examines the moments of
problematisation of a dual citizenship issue in Germany, since 1989 until the last controversy about its full recognition in spring 2013 in the light of
historical and political transformation of society and the democratic configuration of German politics. (2) It analyses the discursive strategies and
collective actions that aim at the full recognition of dual citizenship. (3) It studies the legal and administrative practices that frame the way in which
German State tolerates dual citizenship. (4) It explores, through personal narratives, the everyday experience of German dual citizens with different
backgrounds to show how gender, race and social class guide the uses of dual citizenship. With a comparative approach to differentiated migration
experiences, it figures out how this status may weave into patterns of everyday life.
The project fills a void as it proposes an new approach to dual
citizenship at the intersection between political anthropology of the State and ethnography of everyday life.
Opening perspectives to Germany is an
asset for my career development: it allows me to expand empirical and theoretical knowledge, to acquire a high-level experience in qualitative
research and to strengthen fluency in German.

Römhild, Regina Prof. Dr. (Details) (Europäische Ethnologie - moderne Stadt- und Popularkulturen)

Projektstart: 10/2014
Projektende: 09/2016

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