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.


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

Call for Papers: The editorial team of the journal Migration Politics welcomes paper proposals for a special author residency programme at the University of Amsterdam. Deadline: 31 October 2020.

Web symposium: The People in Question, 10 November 2020, 17:00 – 18:30 (GMT+11), Australian National University, Canberra.

GLOBALCIT Publications

Report on Citizenship Law: Iran

Comparative Report: Dual citizenship in the European Union : trends and analysis (2010-2020)

Report on Citizenship Law: Nigeria

Report on Citizenship Law: Mali

New literature

Erin Aeran Chung
Immigrant Incorporation in East Asian Democracies
Cambridge University Press

Leah Bassel, Pierre Monforte, David Bartram, Kamran Khan
Naturalization policies, citizenship regimes, and the regulation of belonging in anxious societies
Ethnicities, 2020

Cecilia Bruzelius and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser
Social citizenship in federations: free movement and social assistance rights in the EU and beyond
West European Politics

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