Promoting 'National Values' in Citizenship Tests in Germany and Australia. A Response to the Current Discourse on Muslims?
Author(s): Jennifer E Cheng
Publisher(s): CIDOB Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
Publication: Citizenship Policies in the Age of Diversity
Date of publication: Jul 2009
From Page 53 to 69
Description: This chapter looks at the major changes in the citizenship legislation of Australia and Germany since 2005 and the political discourse surrounding these changes. It argues that despite the fact that Germany and Australia have long had very different migration policies and concepts of citizenship, their naturalization laws appear to be converging. According to the author, the changes in both countries appear to denote a movement toward creating a more exclusive citizenship. This trend, the author states, appears to reflect the increasing concern about Muslims and about the compatibility of Islam with liberal democratic values.General note: © 2009 CIDOB Foundation