TITLE

Whose Fatherland?

AUTHOR(S)
Bonfante, Jordan
PUB. DATE
January 1999
SOURCE
Time International (South Pacific Edition);1/25/1999, Issue 4, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses a proposed German law which would ease the process of obtaining citizenship in that country. Case of Cem Ozdemir, the first Turk to be elected to the Bundestag; Difficulty in obtainging German citizenship; Law backed by Chancellor Gerhard Schroder; Debate over the Dual Nationality Law; Many immigrants concentrated in urban areas; Details about the law; Views of the law's opponents. INSET: What It Takes to Make a Citizen, by Desmond Butler.
ACCESSION #
1493348

 

Related Articles

  • A Bridge or Barrier to Incorporation? Germany's 1999 Citizenship Reform in Critical Perspective. Schönwälder, Karen; Triadafilopoulos, Triadafilos // German Politics & Society;Spring2012, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p52 

    This article probes the consequences of Germany's 1999 citizenship reform as it pertains to the incorporation of immigrants. We maintain that the law's principled rejection of dual citizenship and related stipulation that children born into German nationality via the law's revolutionary jus soli...

  • Coming to Terms with a Misinterpreted Past? Rethinking the Historical Antecedents of Germany's 1999 Citizenship Reform Andreas Fahrmeir.  // German Politics & Society;Spring2012, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p17 

    The article contends that the significance attributed to the 1999 citizenship reform in Germany is closely linked to a particular reading of the history of German citizenship policies. This reading, which remained dominant until the 1990s, assigned a crucial role for Germany's exclusionary...

  • The German Immigration Policy Addressing the Foreign Self-employers: An overview of Legislation and Practice of Its Using.  // Lex Russica;2011, Vol. 2011 Issue 3, p566 

    The present edition is given the complex analysis of the legal regulation connected to the self employers, non-EU citizens entering Germany or living their. The new Law - the Act on the Residence, Economic Activity and Integration of Foreigners in the Federal Territory of Germany...

  • The Oath. Wu, James // Teen Ink;Mar2013, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p17 

    The author reports on becoming an American citizen through the process of naturalization.

  • PEOPLE.  // Background Notes on Countries of the World: Germany;11/10/2010, p3 

    This article offers information on the people of Germany. Ethnic Germans comprise the majority of the population, however there are more than seven million foreign residents. More foreign residents can be naturalized under citizenship and immigration law reforms initiated by the government in...

  • Political Poster Boys.  // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);02/15/99 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 133 Issue 7, p10 

    Mentions Chancellor Gerhard Schroder's efforts to liberalize Germany's citizenship laws. Advertisements in newspapers concerning immigrants and dual citizenship; Personalities featured in the promotions such as tennis star Boris Becker; Why Opposition politicians are threatening legal action.

  • 'Blood and soil'. Richter, Anthony // World Policy Journal;Winter98/99, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p91 

    Considers the possible effects of a shift in the German government's policy on citizenship on ethnic Germans living beyond Germany's borders. Germany's earlier blood-based policies on immigration; Influx of ethnic German migrants following the reunification of Germany; Racism; Definition of a...

  • Willkommen, Ausländer. Wallace, Charles P. // Time International (South Pacific Edition);6/7/2004, Issue 22, p43 

    The article reports that Chancellor Gerhard SchrÖder has agreed on an immigration legislation that will allow large numbers of new workers to immigrate to Germany. Without an annual influx of at least 230,000 people, Germany's population of 83 million will shrink to 51 million in 2050 and 24...

  • Von ethnischer zu republikanischer Integration. Der Diskurs um die Reform des deutschen Staatsangehörigkeitsrechts. Gerdes, Jürgen; Faist, Thomas // Berliner Journal für Soziologie;2006, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p313 

    This article analyzes the political debate and the policy process leading up to the unusual outcome of the German Citizenship Law Reform in 1999 in comparative perspective. The reform provided a very liberal ius soli introduction and at the same time kept a restrictive attitude toward dual...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics