Flucht, Asyl und Doppelstaatsbürgerschaft – Wo steht Österreich im Vergleich?

Two new volumes introduce research results - you are invited to join an online presentation on 19 May 2021

The toleration of dual citizenship has become a global trend as states try to retain ties to their emigrants or to encourage their immigrants to naturalise. This volume examines changes in state attitudes to dual citizenship and their social impact, zooming in from analyses of global dynamics to a series of country case studies that illustrate the variety of reasons and intentions behind dual citizenship reform. Finally, five chapters provide the most thorough analysis of the special Austrian case so far. They show the size of Austria’s untapped potential for naturalisation of immigrants, the incoherence of its citizenship policies at home and abroad and the need for a comprehensive reform.

Flight and asylum have long dominated public debates in Europe. Right-wing populist parties have gained significance in many countries. An agreement that will allow the European Union to assume its responsibility towards worldwide refugee movements seems out of reach. The present volume contributes to the differentiation of these debates. On the one hand, it reconsiders flight and asylum from international and historical perspectives as well as from the point of view of those affected by these developments. On the other hand, it presents empirical results on the political and civil response to the refugees besides their integration into the labour market and the opportunities and limits of their social and cultural participation.

Discussants include:

Barbara Coudenhove-Kalergi (Journalist), Anton Pelinka (Political Scientist) and the volume editors.

Date and time: 19 May 2021, 17h00 – 18h30