Statelessness: with special reference to the United States (a study in nationality)
Despite the growing importance of nationality as an international problem, certain phases of the subject have been almost entirely neglected in the field of scientific research. The particular topic of "Statelessness" is one of these phases. This question has arrested the attention of scholars, especially since the World War, which event enormously increased the number of persons without a country. Because of the growing importance of the subject of "Statelessness", the lack of any comprehensive treatment of it, and the personal interest of the writer in the field of nationality, this work has been undertaken. The study is organized from three points of view. First, the historical development of the pertinent nationality laws of the United States is traced. Secondly, the significant interpretations of these laws, through court decisions and administrative opinions and practice are analyzed. Finally, an effort is made to offer constructive suggestions by means of which the obviously abnormal situation of statelessness may be eliminated.