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Book Review: The Politics of Citizenship in Europe

Book Review: The Politics of Citizenship in Europe rately), the author addresses the specifici- Book Review ties of each country, while also drawing commonalities between them. The 12 ‘‘new’’ EU member countries are discussed more succinctly, which is obvious as 10 The Politics of Citizenship in Europe. Marc out of the 12 countries are post-com- Morje Howard. Cambridge UK: Cambridge munist countries whose experience in nat- University Press, 2009 Pp. 256 Paperback uralizing foreigners is relatively recent and $24.99 Hardcover $92.00. not yet fully documented. The case studies allow the author to demonstrate how the Bela Hovy explanations he presents in Part I play out Chief, Migration Section, United Nations at the country level. In presenting the 27 Population Division, Department of case studies he has succeeded in offering Economic and Social Affairs, New York an interesting account of the evolution of citizenship policies without excessive atten- Marc Howard’s book ‘‘The Politics of Cit- tion to detail or using legalistic jargon. izenship in Europe’’ offers an excellent Although the book’s main focus is read for everyone interested in compara- on the citizenship policies (and politics), I tive perspectives on citizenship in Europe. would have welcomed a little bit more Based on a combination of approaches attention to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Migration Review SAGE

Book Review: The Politics of Citizenship in Europe

International Migration Review , Volume 44 (4): 3 – Dec 1, 2010

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SAGE
Copyright
© 2010 Center for Migration Studies
ISSN
0197-9183
eISSN
1747-7379
DOI
10.1111/j.1747-7379.2010.00833.x
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rately), the author addresses the specifici- Book Review ties of each country, while also drawing commonalities between them. The 12 ‘‘new’’ EU member countries are discussed more succinctly, which is obvious as 10 The Politics of Citizenship in Europe. Marc out of the 12 countries are post-com- Morje Howard. Cambridge UK: Cambridge munist countries whose experience in nat- University Press, 2009 Pp. 256 Paperback uralizing foreigners is relatively recent and $24.99 Hardcover $92.00. not yet fully documented. The case studies allow the author to demonstrate how the Bela Hovy explanations he presents in Part I play out Chief, Migration Section, United Nations at the country level. In presenting the 27 Population Division, Department of case studies he has succeeded in offering Economic and Social Affairs, New York an interesting account of the evolution of citizenship policies without excessive atten- Marc Howard’s book ‘‘The Politics of Cit- tion to detail or using legalistic jargon. izenship in Europe’’ offers an excellent Although the book’s main focus is read for everyone interested in compara- on the citizenship policies (and politics), I tive perspectives on citizenship in Europe. would have welcomed a little bit more Based on a combination of approaches attention to

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Published: Dec 1, 2010

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