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 master and doctoral researchers: Central European University. Application deadline: 30 January 2020

Scholarship for doctoral researchers: European University Institute. Application deadline: 31 January 2020

GLOBALCIT Publications

Report on Citizenship Law: Estonia

Report on Citizenship Law: Mozambique

Report on Citizenship Law: Uganda

Report on Citizenship Law: Angola

Report on Citizenship Law: The Republic of Korea


New literature

Irina Ciornei and Eva Østergaard-Nielsen
Transnational turnout. Determinants of emigrant voting in home country elections
Political Geography, 2020

Salomon Bennour
Intention to become a citizen: do subnational integration policies have an influence? Empirical evidence from Swiss cantons
Regional Studies, 2020

Daniel Naujoks
Atypical citizenship regimes: comparing legal and political conceptualizations
Comparative Migration studies, 2020


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