Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT)

Through their laws on citizenship and electoral rights, states determine who belongs to the people in whose name they govern and for whom they assume responsibility vis-à-vis other states. Citizenship is thus a fundamental feature of the international state system and is frequently contested in domestic and international politics. GLOBALCIT is committed to fact-based and non-partisan analysis of citizenship laws and policies around the globe.

From 2017 GLOBALCIT is the successor of EUDO CITIZENSHIP, which started in 2009 with an initial focus on citizenship laws in the EU Member States and gradually expanded its thematic and geographic scope. The new name reflects our Observatory’s worldwide coverage.


Scholarship for young policy professionals: Policy Leadership Fellowship at the European University Institute. Application deadline: 22 January 2020 (12:00 noon CET)

Job opening: Postdoctoral researcher to work at the University of Neuchâtel as part of the nccr – on the move project on ‘Migration, Mobility and the Democratic Welfare State’. Application deadline: 15 December 2019

CfP for a 1-day Workshop: ‘Citizenship of Children of Immigrants. Legal Status and Life Opportunities in Host Country Societies‘, University of Maastricht, 26 June 2020. Deadline for submissions: 9 December 2019

GLOBALCIT Publications

Report on Citizenship Law: Mozambique

Report on Citizenship Law: Uganda

Report on Citizenship Law: Angola

Report on Citizenship Law: The Republic of Korea

Working Paper: Let me vote in your country, and I’ll let you vote in mine. A proposal for transnational democracy


New literature

Iseult Honohan
Just what’s wrong with losing citizenship? Examining revocation of citizenship from a non-domination perspective
Citizenship Studies, 2019

Dimitry Kochenov
MIT Press, 2019

Devyani Prabhat (editor)
Citizenship in Times of Turmoil? Theory, Practice and Policy
Edward Elgar, 2019


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