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.


Webinar: Securing Citizenship, 5 December 2020, 17:00 – 18:30 (GMT, tbc), Centre for Public Interest Law, Jindal Global Law School.

Webinar: Supporting Integration: Access to Citizenship in Ireland and the EU, 8 December 2020, 9:30 – 13:00 (GMT), European Migration Network and Economic Social Research Institute.

Applications: Master Programme in Transnational Governance at the EUI School of Transnational Governance. Deadline: 31 January 2021.

New literature

John Graeber
Parties on the Left, Parties on the Right: Electoral Competition and Citizenship Policy Change in Europe
British Journal of Political Science, 2020

Mira Siegelberg
Statelessness. A Modern History
Harvard University Press

Patti Tamara Lenard
Constraining Denaturalization
Political Studies

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