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, 12:30 – 14:30 (GMT), 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

Elena Borisova
The limits of strategic citizenship: affective engagements with Russian passports in the context of migration from Tajikistan
Social Anthropology, 2020

Mathias Koenig-Archibugi
Who Are the People? Defining the Demos in the Measurement of Democracy
Political Studies, 2020

Aaron Kushner
Cherokee Political Thought and the Development of Tribal Citizenship
Studies in American Political Development, 2020

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