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By Rainer Bauböck & Bernhard Perchinig & Wiebke Sievers

In might 2004 ten new states grew to become participants of the eu Union, drastically expanding the range of old studies and modern conceptions of nationwide identification in the ecu. The authors describe the citizenship legislation in all of the ten new international locations, in addition to Turkey, and learn their implementation and ancient heritage, demonstrating how citizenship rules were formed through huge scale emigration, transferring borders, and conflicts over ethnic minorities, and diagnosing tensions among modern immigration and eu integration. Citizenship rules of the hot Europe should be a well timed better half to the two-volume Acquisition and lack of Nationality, which covers the fifteen older member states.Review"The editors are to be congratulated on bringing jointly such an authoritative selection of papers and making sure a standard constitution and method of research that makes them instantly comparable." –Michael Collyer, collage of Sussex, United Kingdom(Michael Collyer) "Theoretically, methodologically and empirically, this is often an engaging addition to the sooner volumes of the NATAC project." –Betty de Hart, college of Nijmegen, The Netherlands(Betty de Hart) "This paintings is a necessary of entirety of the main extraordinary learn ever performed on ecu citizenship legislation. For a transformation, ecu moneys good spent." –Christian Joppke, American college of Paris, France(Christian Joppke) concerning the AuthorWiebke Sievers is a researcher on the Institute for city and neighborhood study of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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This controversy triggered a heated discussion. Some politicians and lawmakers saw the danger of compromising the governing principle of nationality acquisition (ius sanguinis) by adding the ius soli principle to it. After political and academic debates, in which the role of recommendations issued by international actors should not be underestimated, an amendment to the Citizenship Act was finally adopted in December 1998, which entered into force on 12 July 1999. Pursuant to this amendment, children under the age of fifteen born on Estonian territory after 26 February 1992 can acquire the Estonian nationality on the basis of a declaration if their parents are stateless and have been legal residents of Estonia during the previous five years.

Countering the claim that Hungary defines the scope of its Status Law in terms of its historic boundaries, one might note that the Status Law does not extend to Austria, though part of historic Hungary today lies within Austria. This exception is INTRODUCTION 41 not sufficient to alleviate suspicions. In fact, it nourishes other grounds for resentment: the Status Law does not cover Austria because one of the tacit intentions of the Law is to minimise the effects for expatriate Hungarians of Hungary’s entry into the EU.

Some politicians and lawmakers saw the danger of compromising the governing principle of nationality acquisition (ius sanguinis) by adding the ius soli principle to it. After political and academic debates, in which the role of recommendations issued by international actors should not be underestimated, an amendment to the Citizenship Act was finally adopted in December 1998, which entered into force on 12 July 1999. Pursuant to this amendment, children under the age of fifteen born on Estonian territory after 26 February 1992 can acquire the Estonian nationality on the basis of a declaration if their parents are stateless and have been legal residents of Estonia during the previous five years.

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