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.


CfP: ‘The right to move. Perspectives on transnational citizenship in the EU’, Panel Proposal for the Biennial Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on the EU, Paris, 13-15 June 2018. Proposal deadline: 18 January 2018

CfP: International Workshop ‘Emerging Technologies and the Future of Citizenship’, WZB Berlin, 12-13 June 2018; Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, 28-29 March 2019. Abstract deadline: 30 January 2018

GLOBALCIT Publications

Regional report on citizenship : the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Comparative report : citizenship in Asia

Report on citizenship law : Dominican Republic

Working Paper: Should EU citizenship be duty-free?

Report on citizenship law : Cuba


New literature

Jelena Džankić, Immigrant investor programmes in the European Union (EU), Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 2018


Rainer Bauböck, Democratic inclusion. Rainer Bauböck in dialogue, Manchester University Press, 2017


Stephen Day, The Surprising Longevity of Kawasaki’s Representative Assembly for Foreign Residents: an Institutionalist Account, Social Science Japan Journal, 2018


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