Anna Björk, Ph.D. Candidate

E-mail: akbjork(a)jyu.fi


The politics of citizenship tests. A conceptual study of the German debates

My doctoral study (forthcoming 2011) will deal with the phenomenon of citizenship tests in the context of the 21st century Germany. The study will analyse these debates in the light of the historically constructed citizenship and citizen and will as such concentrate on finding conceptual links and discontinuities within this context. The primary material consists of the contemporary debates in Germany, towards which the historical material will provide the temporal distance.