Citizenship was the most important mark of political belonging in Europe in the twentieth century, while estate, religion, party, class, and nation lost political significance in the century of extremes. This book recounts the history of citizenship in Europe as the history of European statehood in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The European history of citizenship is discussed around six selected countries: Great Britain, France, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Russia. For the first time, a joint history of citizenship in Western and Eastern Europe is told here, from the heyday of the nation-state to our present day, which is marked by the crises of the European Union. It is the history of a central legal institution that significantly represents and at the same time determines struggles over migration, integration, and belonging.
Moderated by Mattias Kumm, Research Professor "Global Constitutionalism"
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