Citizenship and Naturalization Among Turkish Skilled
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Citizenship and Naturalization Among Turkish Skilled Migrants
Citizenship and Naturalization Among Turkish Skilled Migrants

Author(s): Deniz Yetkin Aker
Subject(s): Labor relations, Asylum, Refugees, Migration as Policy-fields
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Citizenship; naturalization; Turkish; skilled; migrants;
Summary/Abstract: There have been many studies about the concept of citizenship; nevertheless, as Joppke argues, “one of the biggest lacunae in the literature” is what people associate with the concept (Joppke, 2007: 44). In addition, naturalization is the procedure of citizenship acquisition for several reasons, such as gaining political rights. Although some scholars posit that non-citizens have several rights just as citizens do (such as, Bloemraad, 2000; Soysal, 1996), as Wallace-Goodman points out, for immigrants “naturalization is still the key to full rights of citizenship”(Wallace- Goodman, 2010: 3). Despite all the rights and benefits associated with citizenship acquisition, not all immigrants (can or want to) obtain the host country’s citizenship. Especially since 1982, many studies (such as Bloemraad, 2002; DeVoretz & Pivnenko, 2005; Yang, 1994 and Vink & Dronkers, 2012) dwell on the naturalization processes and policies to understand reasons of such variance in citizenship acquisition rates and dissimilarities in citizenship regulations among nations (Bloemraad, 2000: 13).

  • Page Range: 223-227
  • Page Count: 5
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English