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Einbürgern und Ausschließen. Staatsangehörigkeit und Bürgerrecht in Deutschland während des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts

Authors
  • Gosewinkel, Dieter1
  • 1 Center for Global Constitutionalism, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, Germany , (Germany)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte: Germanistische Abteilung
Publisher
De Gruyter
Publication Date
Aug 25, 2020
Volume
137
Issue
1
Pages
364–388
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1515/zrgg-2020-0006
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
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Abstract

Naturalizing and excluding. Nationality and citizenship law in 19th and 20th century Germany. Nationality law in Germany came up as a legal institution of German federal states at the beginning of 19th century and underwent a process of nationalization. The principle of descent (Abstammungsprinzip), which was – before a legal reform in 2000 – hegemonic, was used to define German nationality primarily as a community of ethno-cultural descent. This restrictive use of German nationality law did not establish, however, a direct line of conceptual and political continuity between ‘ethno-cultural’ and ‘racial’ criteria, and it was primarily based on a politico-social constellation of political, demographic and national instability, not on a specific German national discourse.

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