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Citizenship

Migration A–Z

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  1. Greta Gilbertson

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm136

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Gilbertson, G. 2013. Citizenship. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

Citizenship is a multidimensional concept that denotes membership of a specific nation-state and the formal rights and obligations that this membership entails for an individual. Citizenship is also understood as a status and identity. The principle premise of citizenship is that nation-states can set and control the parameters of membership.

Keywords:

  • political asylum;
  • assimilation and exclusion;
  • borders;
  • demography and population studies;
  • ethnocentrism;
  • citizenship;
  • social policy