Review essay: The centrality of migration to citizenship

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From Migrants to Citizens: Membership in a Changing World
T. ALEXANDER ALEINIKOFF AND DOUGLAS KLUSEMEYER (Eds)
Washington, DC, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2000, pbk,
pp. 514
Citizenship Today: Global Perspectives and Practices
T. ALEXANDER ALEINIKOFF AND DOUGLAS KLUSEMEYER (Eds)
Washington, DC, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2001, pbk,
pp. 410
Citizenship Policies for an Age of Migration
T. ALEXANDER ALEINIKOFF AND DOUGLAS KLUSEMEYER
Washington, DC, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2002, pbk,
pp. 120

From the outset, these books are distinguished by topicality and contemporary relevance. With the centrifugal forces of internationalism and globalization and the centripetal counterparts of nationalism, ethnicity and regionalism, citizenship is shaping as one of the defining issues of our time. This set of three volumes, orchestrated and devised as a broad comparative study of citizenship policy in liberal-democratic states by the Carnegie Endowment’s International Migration Policy Program (and then later as part of the re-launched independent Migration Policy Institute), was under the direction of recognized experts in the field, Alex Aleinikoff and Douglas Klusemeyer. They make a substantial and important contribution to migration studies and citizenship literature. As a trilogy there is a clear conceptual and thematic linkage assisting the completeness of the set—although it is unlikely to be made into a film and gain box-office hits of the like of other trilogies of a more popular nature!
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-265
Number of pages11
JournalCitizenship Studies
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes

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