Accessing Citizenship: The Conceptual and Political Changes of the German Naturalization Policy, 1999 2006
Björk, A. (2014). Accessing Citizenship: The Conceptual and Political Changes of the German Naturalization Policy, 1999–2006. Contributions to the History of Concepts, 9 (1), 74-87. doi:10.3167/choc.2014.090105
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This article deals explicitly with the dimension of access in the concept of citizenship and is discussed from the point of view of migration. Access is analyzed in the context of the reform of German citizenship laws in 1999. The state of Hesse is singled out to be used as an example of parliamentary debate on the concepts of citizenship and integration. The point is to explicate the interrelations of the federal legislative reform and the conceptual implications thereof, using a statelevel example (Hesse).