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.


In memoriam: Mária Kovács

Impact Report: “Stateless in the time of a Global Pandemic”, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion.

Position paper: “Even before the pandemic, statelessness has been invisible” Involving stateless people in Europe’s COVID-19 response“, European Network on Statelessness.

GLOBALCIT Publications

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

Report on Citizenship Law: Nigeria

Report on Citizenship Law: Mali

The GLOBALCIT Glossary on Citizenship and Electoral Rights

New literature

Sam Schmid
The architecture of national boundary regimes: mapping immigration and citizenship policies in 23 democracies 1980–2010
Comparative Migration Studies, 2020

Jiaqi Liu
Citizenship on the move: the deprivation and restoration of emigrants’ hukou in China
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Katja Swider
Legitimizing precarity of EU citizenship: Tjebbes
Common Market Law Review

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