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The Scramble for CitizensDual Nationality and State Competition for Immigrants$
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David Cook-Martin

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804782982

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804782982.001.0001

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Citizens, Workers, Voters

Citizens, Workers, Voters

The Consequences of Plural Citizenship

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The Scramble for Citizens
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This chapter shows that recent migration and citizenship opportunities have significant consequences in new receiving and old sending countries. In Spain and Italy, putative ethnic “return” migrants meet cultural expectations of what newcomers should be, but do not match employers' preference for submissive, tractable immigrant workers. Argentina's powerful myth of a unidirectional, irreversible assimilation of European migrants begins to unravel as the descendants of these immigrants develop dual affiliations and loyalties. The possibility of dual national affiliations for a substantial number of Argentines generates a process of dissimilation and introduces to this population an unprecedented basis for distinction. This chapter notes that dissimilation in the areas of work and electoral politics have changed the quality of citizenship in the countries involved, making it more flexible, expansive, and differentially valued than in the past.

Keywords:   migration, Spain, Italy, immigrant workers, dual national affiliations, dissimilation

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