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:New Nationalisms in an Open World’. IPSA World Congress of Political Science, Lisbon, 25-29 July 2020. Paper and panel deadline: 10 October 2019

CfA: Feminism, Law, and Citizenship, 24-26 June 2020, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and University of Reading. Deadline: 30 September 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

Regina Menachery Paulose
A New Dawn? Statelessness and Assam
Groningen Journal of International Law, 2019

Agustín José Menéndez and Espen D. H. Olsen
Challenging European Citizenship. Ideas and Realities in Contrast
Palgrave Macmillan, 2019


Luicy Pedroza
Citizenship Beyond Nationality. Immigrants’ Voting Rights Across the World
Penn University Press, 2019


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