Republican requirements for access to citizenship

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dc.contributor.author Honohan, Iseult
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-24T16:45:30Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-24T16:45:30Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 Palgrave Macmillan en
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.isbn 9780230203198
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2876
dc.description.abstract This chapter considers from a republican perspective the legitimate conditions for naturalization. If citizenship is understood as membership in a self-governing community, some boundaries are justified. But citizenship may be acquired almost automatically by dint of long-term residence. Nonetheless, republican citizenship is quite demanding: it requires a capacity to communicate, an awareness of interdependence among citizens, a sense of responsibility to the wider society and an inclination to engage deliberatively with others in public debate. On a republican view, the state may promote these through civic education for all citizens, and may require language classes and participation in certain practical political exercises for applicants for citizenship. But the requirement that applicants achieve fixed standards in tests of knowledge, skills or values is not desirable. Few conditions not required of native born citizens should be required of those naturalizing, and these should be more a matter of participation than of skills or identity. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan en
dc.relation.ispartof G. Calder, J Seglow, and P. Cole (eds). Citizenship Acquisition and National Belonging : Migration, Membership and the Liberal Democratic State en
dc.rights Honohan, Iseult “Republican requirements for access to citizenship” 2009, Palgrave Macmillan, reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive version of this piece may be found in Citizenship Acquisition and National Belonging edited by Gideon Calder, Phillip Cole and Jonathan Seglow which can be accessed from www.palgrave.com en
dc.subject Citizenship en
dc.subject Naturalization en
dc.subject Republicanism en
dc.subject.lcsh Citizenship en
dc.subject.lcsh Naturalization en
dc.subject.lcsh Republicanism en
dc.title Republican requirements for access to citizenship en
dc.type Book Chapter en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Honohan|Iseult|aut| en


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