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Citizenship: Western Europe
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As Westerners, and whether we like it or not, we are henceforth, as Nathan Glazer (1997) has stated, all multicultural, a point we must surely acknowledge. The multicultural nature of Europe's national communities is a recent phenomenon connected with the sedentarization of those waves of immigrants who settled in Europe following the Second World War, and who all shared the commo…

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Cesari, Jocelyne, “Citizenship: Western Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0068e>
First published online: 2009

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