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: Rights and Status. The Role of Citizenship in Immigrant Integration and Diaspora Building, GLOBALCIT Annual Conference, 29-30 November 2018, EUI Florence. Application deadline: 1 July 2018

CfP: A citizenship lens on the links between migrant transnationalism and integration, Research Symposium and PhD course, Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway, 21-23 November 2018. Application deadline: 30 June 2018


New literature

Patrick Weil and Nicholas Handler, Revocation of Citizenship and Rule of Law: How Judicial Review Defeated Britain’s First Denaturalization Regime, Law and History Review, 2018


Mariette Brennan and Miriam Cohen, Citizenship by descent: how Canada’s one-generation rule fails to comply with international legal norms, The International Journal of Human Rights, 2018


Anna K. Boucher and Justin Gest, Crossroads. Comparative Immigration Regimes in a World of Demographic Change, Cambridge University Press, 2018

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