Nations and Citizenship in the Global Age: From National to by Richard Munch

By Richard Munch

This publication is set the formation of nationhood and citizenship and their transformation within the worldwide age. the various collective identities which developed, affected quite via immigration, in Britain, France, the U.S. and Germany are defined in a historic, genetic and comparative standpoint with exact emphasis at the case of Germany. It seems on the query of transnational civil ties and the identities which emerge throughout the technique of ecu integration and the way they relate to nationwide and sub-national identities.

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44 Nation and Citizenship in the Global Age Activities intended to promote integration are guided by central state administrations and agencies. On the government level, the Directorate of Migrant Populations in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration is responsible for integration policies. An advisory body of nine experts is the High Council for Integration. The National Council for Immigrant Populations has existed since 1984, except for a break from 1986 to 1989. With its inclusion of representatives from selected migrant minorities, it is an attempt at building a bridge between the state and the migrant populations.

They are not organized in larger racial groups, but internally fragmented into a multitude of subcategories. Thus, the British mode of integration promotes fair shares for racial groups, but also strengthens racial identity, so that it makes impossible the transcending of racial splits by a colour-blind community of citizens (Solomos and Back 1995; Modood and Berthoud 1997; Joppke 1999: 240–8). 26 Nation and Citizenship in the Global Age The basic institutional rule of integration is appropriateness.

They only need to make their way to their capital city. Paris’s double role as a capital city and, simultaneously, as a cosmopolitan city, expresses the ease with which French national pride and openmindedness are brought together (von Thadden 1991: 506). A more recent victory of this coincidence of state, nation and cultural open-mindedness in Paris is the Académie Universelle des Cultures opened up in January 1993 by François Mitterand and Jack Lang in the Richelieu Wing of the Grand Louvre (Lepenies 1993: 128).

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