Czech citizenship test: How (il)liberal it is?

The beginning of the 21st century has seen a surge of citizenship tests introduced as one of prerequisites for obtaining citizenship in European states. The aim of this paper is to briefly present the debate about liberal and illiberal aspects of citizenship tests. My main contribution is an evaluation of the Czech citizenship test in light of the ongoing debate by applying Michalowski’s (2011) content analysis method on the Czech case.

(This essay was submitted in Autumn Semester 2015 for the class “Citizenship Regimes in Europe: Norms and Practices” led by Szabolcs Pogonyi at the Central European University in Budapest.)

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