The Citizen-Makers: Ethical Dilemmas in Immigrant Integration

European Law Journal, Forthcoming

33 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2019

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Liav Orgad

Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law; European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS); WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Date Written: August 5, 2019

Abstract

The topic of citizen-making — turning migrants into citizens — is one of the most politically contested policy areas in Europe. Access to European citizenship is governed by national law with almost no EU regulation. The Article brings to the fore normative concerns associated with citizen-making policies in Europe (Part I). It examines ethical dilemmas involved in the process of creating new citizens (Part II) and promotes the adoption of a European legal framework on access to citizenship (Part III). The overall claim is that every newcomer will be required to demonstrate, as a prerequisite for citizenship, attachments to the constitution of the specific Member State, yet the test will be functional, flexible, and non-exclusive. As the topic of EU citizenship law is currently at the center of the European agenda, this Article has both theoretical significance and policy implications.

Keywords: integration, immigrant education, citizenship, naturalisation, EU law, ethics, political theory, attachments

Suggested Citation

Orgad, Liav, The Citizen-Makers: Ethical Dilemmas in Immigrant Integration (August 5, 2019). European Law Journal, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3432361 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3432361

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