Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Mevrouw de Jong Gaat Eten: EU Citizenship and the Culture of Prejudice

Contents:

Author Info

  • Dimitry Kochenov
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    This essay discusses the dubious premises of ‘repressive liberalism’ underlying the policies of cultural ‘integration’ that have been adopted by a number of otherwise liberal democracies around the world. The author uses his own first-hand experience of naturalisation in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the pioneering jurisdiction with regards to the introduction of ‘cultural integration’, in order to expose the counterproductive nature of the ‘integration’ approach to the absorption of non-citizens. The essay claims that there is no such thing as a ‘nation-specific’ culture to be tested and that the creation and consolidation of EU citizenship changed the whole framework of reference within which any Member State nationality operates and should be discussed. The argument is that, particularly in the EU context, culture and language testing before naturalisation is built on false assumptions and does not serve any identifiable goal that would go beyond the perpetuation of prejudice. Since testing stigmatises a large number of Europeans and potentially undermines social cohesion in the Member States, it should be abolished.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/15774
    File Function: Full text
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: http://cadmus.eui.eu/bitstream/handle/1814/15774/RSCAS_2011_06.pdf?sequence=1
    File Function: Full text
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by European University Institute (EUI), Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies (RSCAS) in its series EUI-RSCAS Working Papers with number 6.

    as in new window
    Length:
    Date of creation: 15 Feb 2011
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:erp:euirsc:p0279

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: Via dei Roccettini, 9 - I-50016 San Domenico di Fiesole
    Web page: http://www.eui.eu/RSCAS/
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: citizenship; European citizenship; nationality;

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    References

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. Charles M. Tiebout, 1956. "A Pure Theory of Local Expenditures," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 64, pages 416.
    2. Rostek, Karolina & Davies, Gareth, 2006. "The impact of Union citizenship on national citizenship policies," European Integration online Papers (EIoP), European Community Studies Association Austria (ECSA-A), vol. 10, 07.
    3. Vincent Della Sala, 2010. "Political Myth, Mythology and the European Union," Journal of Common Market Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 48, pages 1-19, 01.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as in new window

    Cited by:
    1. Rainer Bauböck, 2014. "Should Citizenship be for Sale?," EUI-RSCAS Working Papers p0360, European University Institute (EUI), Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies (RSCAS).

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:erp:euirsc:p0279. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Valerio PAPPALARDO).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.