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Report on ‘Israel: Religion and Ethnicity as Basis for Different Minority Rights’ (D4.8)

June 2, 2017

The Israeli citizenship regime is a moving target. Some basic social, ethnic and political divisions which are captured by the categories of nationality, ethnicity, class, gender and religiosity are redefined by day-to-day administrative, regulatory and political processes. In these ways, Israeli…

Report on Croatia: A Serbian Minority Inside and a Croatian Diaspora Outside? (D4.7)

The existing research on the Croatian citizenship defines several stages of the development of the Croatian citizenship regime (Ragazzi & Štiks 2009; Djuric 2010; Štiks 2010b; Koska 2011; 2012; Ragazzi, Štiks & Koska 2013; Baričević & Hoffman 2014). The first decade of Croatian…

Summary report: “Comparison of different experiences and rivalling identities and claims to citizenship elsewhere” (D4.10)

Executive Summary: Lessons for the EU 1. Accommodating diversity by balancing the claims of constituent political entities and citizens This report builds on the results of WP4 and provides a succinct summary of the deliverables D4.1 to D4.9 focussing on the lessons they contain for the European…

Working paper on “formal and informal characteristics of apprenticeship contracts” (D3.5)

This paper examines how contacts were used to secure apprenticeships in Early Modern Europe. How apprenticeship was facilitated matters for our understanding of citizenship because service through training was one of the main avenues on the road to citizenship for European youth prior to 1800. It…

EUROPEAN POLICY BRIEF: REINFORCING ECONOMIC RIGHTS OF EU CITIZENS

April 29, 2017

Written by Sybe de Vries, Elena Ioriatti, Paolo Guarda, Elisabetta Pulice, and Flavio Guella March 2017 Drawing on the research conducted during the project, this policy brief advances several key ideas as regards the reinforcement of economic rights of European Union citizens. As the…

Constraints imposed by financial markets on political choice in the EU (D8.1)

February 28, 2017

This report outlines an analytical framework through which constraints imposed by financial markets on decision-making in the European Union (EU) both at the national and at the EU level can be understood in the context of the latest economic and financial crisis. The report departs from the notion…

The EU and the Canadian mirror: citizenship, evolution and minorities (D4.4)

This deliverable aims to analyse how Canada deals with diversity, internal minorities and immigration at legal and political levels. This exercise is intended to be a source of inspiration for EU policies in the field of diversity. The text is divided in six sections on history of the case study,…

Switzerland: A Future Model for the European Union? Similarities and Differences (D4.2)

February 27, 2017

1. EU integration is trying to achieve more political integration and accommodation of a much higher degree of diversity in much less time than has ever been the case in Switzerland. Integration and expansion processes that were slower and non-linear in Switzerland and that happened in separate…

Turkey: Minorities, Othering and Discrimination, Citizenship Claims (D4.9)

February 24, 2017

This paper will first offer, in PART 1, an account of the recent developments and the present situation in the areas of minorities (their numbers, locations, socioeconomic positions) and minority rights (their legal, constitutional, cultural, religious, linguistic, educational, property…

Linguistic policies and citizens’ claims in a multi-national state: The case of Spain (D4.3)

Over the last decades, questions about managing linguistic pluralism and multilingualism have become a major political and scholarly concern. Linguistic diversity constitutes a salient dimension of the new social and political contexts of complex cultural diversity or ‘super-diversity’…