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The Scramble for Citizens: Dual Nationality and State Competition for Immigrants

David Cook-Martin


It is commonly assumed that there is an enduring link between individuals and their countries of citizenship. Plural citizenship is therefore viewed with skepticism, if not outright suspicion. But the effects of widespread global migration belie common assumptions, and the connection between individuals and the countries in which they live cannot always be so easily mapped. This book analyzes immigration and nationality laws in Argentina, Italy, and Spain since the mid-19th century to reveal the contextual dynamics that have shaped the quality of legal and affective bonds between nation-states ... More

Keywords: plural citizenship, citizenship, immigration laws, nationality laws, Argentina, Italy, Spain, citizens, nationality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804782982
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804782982.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Cook-Martin, author