GLOBALCIT and Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy collaboration on migrant (dis)enfranchisement

GLOBALCIT and the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy have been awarded a grant of €12,500 from the EUI and the Graduate Institute, Geneva to support a new collaborative project on ‘(Dis)enfranchising migrants: patterns and politics of granting voting rights to non-citizen residents and non-resident citizens in contemporary democracies’.

Jointly led by GLOBALCIT co-directors Rainer Bauböck and Maarten Vink, together with colleagues from the Graduate Institute, the project will investigate patterns of non-resident citizen and non-citizen resident voting rights across and within countries and explore whether the expansion or restriction of such rights has been politically contested and by whom.

The project will draw on a new GLOBALCIT electoral rights dataset, as well as case studies of Austria, Ecuador, India, Switzerland, and Uruguay.

Initial results are due to be presented at a joint workshop in Florence on 6-7 December 2021.