International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Changes in Nationality Regimes and Citizenship Conceptions: A Comparative Analysis between Germany and Spain
María B. Olmos Giupponi

Germany and Spain have recently modified their nationality laws in order to liberalize them granting more access to immigrants. The central purpose of this paper is to examine these changes in nationality regulations from a comparative perspective in the light of contemporary conceptions of citizenship. At the same time, the paper provides a critical appraisal of the reforms introduced. This entails a discussion of the conceptions about citizenship in the context of immigration and the analysis of the main changes in relevant national laws and practices concerning access to citizenship.

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