Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online

Get access

(4,160 words)

The institution of citizenship provides the foundation for a relationship of protection and duty between a political community and its citizens. Historically, it goes hand in hand with the emergence of the national State based on constitutional law. In the face of the model of the ethnically-based national State, especially in the crisis-ridden post-imperial interwar period, affiliation to Judaism proved increasingly to be…

Cite this page
Ralf Balke, Berlin and Yaron Jean, Haifa, “Citizenship”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0829>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

▲   Back to top   ▲