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The politics of citizenship in Germany : ethnicity, utility and nationalism

Author: Eli Nathans
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study, from the early 19th century to the Nazi period, challenges the traditional interpretation of the role of ethnicity. The author shows that appeals to ethnic solidarity masked more political objectives. While some authors have stressed consensus within German society, this account focuses on conflict.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nathans, Eli.
Politics of citizenship in Germany.
Oxford, UK ; New York : Berg, 2004
(OCoLC)607451745
Online version:
Nathans, Eli.
Politics of citizenship in Germany.
Oxford, UK ; New York : Berg, 2004
(OCoLC)630330443
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eli Nathans
ISBN: 1859737765 9781859737767 1859737811 9781859737811
OCLC Number: 56362404
Description: xvii, 294 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. I. common good, state power, and local rights, 1815-1870 --
1. narrow-heartedness of small states --
2. 'A state that is strong ... may conduct itself all the more liberally' --
3. 'Who belongs to the brotherhood of the Prussian nation?' --
4. Paths not taken --
pt. II. Citizenship policy as a political weapon, 1871-1918 --
5. Bismarck punishes his opponents --
6. Enemies and friends : a hierarchy --
7. Civis Germanus Sum --
pt. III. Nadir and transformation, 1918-2000 --
8. cultural or a racial nation? --
9. Citizenship as an instrument of racial war --
10. republican and European citizenship law.
Responsibility: Eli Nathans.
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