AbstractsLaw & Legal Studies

National Identity and Citizenship

by Mathilde Praetorius

Institution: Roskilde University
Year: 2015
Keywords: National Identity; Citizenship
Record ID: 1119449
Full text PDF: http://rudar.ruc.dk/handle/1800/21533


In today’s globalized world, the significance and the importance of having two passports has increased. This project looks upon the new Danish law concerning citizenship which is going to be enforced in the summer of 2015. This new law will allow Danish citizens and immigrants, to acquire dual citizenship. The Danish government has agreed on enforcing the law to indicate that Denmark is accepting the consequences of globalization. Furthermore, allowing dual citizenship shows that the categorization of hybrids will decrease. This project aims at examining whether there is an interrelation between citizenship and national identity or not. Moreover, the Danish hybrids’ perception of the change in legislation will be investigated upon and analysed by looking at the answer from the interviews and the online survey which were conducted in the project. This examination will be set in relation to the concepts of national identity, globalization and imagined communities, each conceptualized by the three theorists; Anthony D. Smith, Stuart Hall and Benedict Anderson.