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.
Globalcit Annual Conference: ‘The Value of Citizenship for Individuals and States‘, EUI, 21-22 November 2019
Two-day Symposium: ‘The Cities, Mobility and Membership Research Collaborative Launch‘, EUI, 30-31 October 2019
CfP: ‘New Nationalisms in an Open World’. IPSA World Congress of Political Science, Lisbon 25-29 July 2020. Paper and panel deadline: 24 October 2019
Report on Citizenship Law: Mozambique
Report on Citizenship Law: Uganda
Report on Citizenship Law: Angola
Report on Citizenship Law: The Republic of Korea
Anca Turcu and Robert Urbatsch
European Ruling Parties’ Electoral Strategies and Overseas Enfranchisement Policies
European Journal of Political Research, 2019
Defending Popular Sovereignty: Discursive Conflict in French and Swedish Parliamentary Debates on Immigrant Voting Rights (1968-2017)
Citizenship Studies, 2019
Northwestern University Law Review, 2019