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.

The University College Dublin invites applications for the Iseult Honohan PhD Scholarship, dedicated to our close collaborator who retired from teaching in 2015 after over 25 years of service

GLOBALCIT Publications

FAIR EU : policy recommendations

FAIR EU synthesis report : electoral rights for mobile EU citizens’ challenges and facilitators of implementation

Report on political participation of mobile EU citizens: Luxembourg

Report on political participation of mobile EU citizens: Portugal

Report on political participation of mobile EU citizens: Sweden


New literature

Susan Willis McFadden
German citizenship law and the Turkish diaspora
German Law Journal, 2019

Jean-Thomas Arrighi
‘The People, Year Zero’: Secessionism and Citizenship in Scotland and Catalonia
The first 50 free copies are available for GLOBALCIT readers through this link
Ethnopolitics, 2019

Ryan Goss
Voting Rights and Australian Local Democracy
ANU College of Law Research Papers, 2019

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