DNIs: Differentiation in the Naturalisation of Immigrants in Spain

MIGRATIONS - Sep 22, 2014

The research project “Differentiation in the naturalisation of Immigrants in Spain” (DNIs) analyses the effects of policies in the access to nationality in Spain.

Description

The research project “Differentiation in the naturalisation of Immigrants in Spain” (DNIs) analyses the effects of policies in the access to nationality in Spain. Given the fact that the naturalisation process is developed on the basis of legal differentiation and high discretion by the hands of the competent authorities, this project aims to analyse the discriminatory effect that this system produces. The study seeks to understand the mechanisms by which this procedure creates differentiating situations within the immigrant community, what are its effects are and what type of discrimination is occurring (by origin, gender, age, education, etc.). The DNIs project aims to analyse the legal issues behind this situation, and in turn study the administrative and bureaucratic mechanisms that may be responsible, as well, of discriminatory practices in this process.


>> for more information