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.

CfA: Invitation to submit offers for becoming a GLOBALCIT Country Expert (countries of particular interest: Chad, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, and Tanzania; experts on other countries in Africa welcome to submit). Deadline: 20 May 2019


New literature

Angela Paparusso
Immigrant citizenship status in Europe: the role of individual characteristics and national policies
Genus Journal of Population Sciences, 2019

Oxana Shevel
The Politics of Dual Citizenship in Post-Soviet States
PONARS Eurasia, 2019

Donna Swarthout (editor)
A Place They Called Home: Reclaiming Citizenship. Stories of a New Jewish Return to Germany
Berlinica Publishing, 2018

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