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The Ethics of Multiple Citizenship


Part of Contemporary Political Theory

  • Date Published: July 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108429153

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  • Citizenship is no longer an exclusive relationship. Many people today are citizens of multiple countries, whether by birth, naturalization, or even through monetary means, with schemes fast-tracking citizenship applications from foreigners making large investments in the state. Moral problems surround each of those ways of acquiring a second citizenship, while retaining one's original citizenship. Multiple citizenship can also have morally problematic consequences for the coherence of collective decisions, for the constitution of the demos, and for global inequality. The phenomenon of multiple citizenship and its ramifications remains understudied, despite its magnitude and political importance. In this innovative book, Ana Tanasoca explores these issues and shows how they could be avoided by unbundling the rights that currently come with citizenship and allocating them separately. It will appeal to scholars and students of normative political theory, citizenship, global justice, and migration in political science, law, and sociology.

    • The first book to give a systematic moral analysis of multiple citizenship
    • Considers multiple citizenship within the context of normative political theory, including topics such as global justice, commodification, public justification and public deliberation
    • Offers institutional design and policy proposals based on moral arguments
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    'This is an original, well-informed, sharply written, stimulating normative appraisal of a growing phenomenon that certainly merits this attention. Its argument goes against the assumption that the trend toward multiple citizenship is fundamentally unproblematic. I am confident the book will impact the views of many scholars, whilst spurring others to productive, critical engagements.' Rogers Smith, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean for Social Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

    'This is impressive scholarship, well-argued and clearly written, with a light and occasionally witty touch that makes it a very good, even pleasurable read.' Christian Joppke, Executive Director, Institute of Sociology, University of Bern

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108429153
    • length: 218 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. Acquisition:
    2. Multiple citizenship by birthright
    3. Multiple citizenship by naturalization
    4. Multiple citizenship by investment
    Part II. Consequences:
    5. Multiple citizenship and collective decision-making
    6. Multiple citizenship and the boundary problem
    7. Taxing multiple citizens and global inequality
    8. Conclusions

  • Author

    Ana Tanasoca, University of Canberra
    Ana Tanasoca is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, University of Canberra. Broadly interested in analytic normative political theory, her principal current research project explores the moral and epistemic dimensions of deliberation. Her work has been published in the European Journal of Sociology, Australasian Journal of Philosophy and Moral Philosophy and Politics.

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