Nationhood and Scandinavian naturalization politics : varieties of the civic turn

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Nationhood and Scandinavian naturalization politics : varieties of the civic turn
Author Jensen, Kristian Kriegbaum ; Fernandez, Christian ; Brochmann, Grete
Date 2017
English abstract
The neighboring countries of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway represent three very similar societies that differ markedly with respect to naturalization policy. While the general trend of a civic turn has brought about some of Europe's strictest residence and citizenship requirements in Denmark, it has left the liberal Swedish policy largely untouched and the Norwegian somewhere in between the other two. How might such divergence in otherwise very similar societies be explained? This article investigates the role different conceptions of nationhood have played. It is argued that different conceptions of nationhood have mattered, but that the national differences have less to do with the normative content of nationhood than with how politicians tend to conceive of the integration process that newcomers must commit to in order to develop a strong sense of national belonging.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/13621025.2017.1330399 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Routledge
Host/Issue Citizenship Studies;5
Volume 21
ISSN 1362-1025
Language eng (iso)
Subject Civic turn
naturalization
citizenship
nationhood
social cohesion
Scandinavia
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/23625 Permalink to this page
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