2 December 2021: Launch of new GLOBALCIT Citizenship Law Dataset, v1.0

On 2 December 2021, the Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT) will launch a new GLOBALCIT Citizenship Law Dataset. The Dataset includes information on the different ways in which citizenship can be acquired and lost, covering information on legislation in force on 1 January 2020 in 190 states. The Dataset is organised around a comprehensive typology of modes of acquisition and loss of citizenship, which systematically outlines 28 ways in which citizenship can be acquired and 15 ways in which it can be lost.

Building on previous GLOBALCIT databases, the systematised information in the new Dataset facilitates comparisons of the rules applicable to similar groups across countries. The Dataset will be updated periodically and gradually back-coded to cover the legal situation in previous years. The Dataset provides a global outlook on the current state of citizenship law and is designed for use across academic disciplines as well as by practitioners and policymakers.

GLOBALCIT is an online observatory and research network committed to fact-based and non-partisan analysis of citizenship laws and electoral rights around the world.

For information about the Dataset, contact us at: globalcit@eui.eu.

See also a blog post outlining why we needed a new Dataset, how the Dataset has been compiled, and some of the different ways in which the Dataset can be used.

See here a Working Paper with a more elaborate introduction to the comparative methodology and presentation of some main patterns arising from the Dataset.