European Citizenship and Immigration
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The paper presents the thesis that the changing nature of what it means to be a European citizen in the 21st century is connected to the continent's native birth rate crisis, which has forced many European nations to significantly increase their non-native immigration. The paper discusses how immigrants are now challenging the very nature of what it means to be European and transforming the nations of which the populations are now an integral part. The paper looks at the Turks in Germany and illustrates the challenges facing further evolution of European citizenship and the difficulty of achieving an effective solution.
From the Paper:"The concept of citizenship, with its attendant rights and responsibilities, first grew up during the rise of the modern nation-state in 18th century Europe. A series of increasingly bloody continental wars in Europe created the impetus for a transformation of people's concepts of what citizenship entailed, or should entail. Through a long process of evolution, conflict, and compromise, today in the 21st century we find that concepts of what constitutes citizenship have changed along with the nations underlying that concept. This evolution has not taken place in a vacuum, but as a response or reaction to real historical situations and predicaments which current European Union policy attempts, in its way, to solve ("The European Citizenship" para 2.)"
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