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.


GLOBALCIT Annual Conference: ‘The Value of Citizenship for Individuals and States‘, EUI, Florence, 21-22 November 2019

CfP for a 1-day Workshop: ‘Citizenship of Children of Immigrants. Legal Status and Life Opportunities in Host Country Societies‘, University of Maastricht, 26 June 2020. Deadline for submissions: 9 December 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

Amanda Flaim, Lindy B Williams, Daniel B Ahlquist
How Statelessness, Citizenship, and Out-migration Contribute to Stratification Among Rural Elderly in the Highlands of Thailand
Social Forces, 2019

Liav Orgad
The citizen‐makers: Ethical dilemmas in immigrant integration
European Law Journal, 2019

Ivó Coca Vila
Our “Barbarians” at the Gate: On the Undercriminalized Citizenship Deprivation as a Counterterrorism Tool
Criminal Law and Philosophy, 2019


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