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: 2019 GLOBALCIT Annual Conference The Value of Citizenship for Individuals and States, 21-22 November 2019, EUI Florence. Application deadline: 1 June 2019.

GLOBALCIT Publications

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

FAIR EU : policy recommendations


New literature

Zeynep Yanasmayan and Zeynep Kaşlı
Reading diasporic engagements through the lens of citizenship: Turkey as a test case
Political Geography, 2019

Francesco Pasetti
The politics and policies of citizenship in Italy and Spain, an ideational account
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2019


Robtel Neajai Pailey
Women, Equality, and Citizenship in Contemporary Africa
Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, 2019


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