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Varieties of Citizenship in a Globalised World

27 November 2017 – 28 November 2017 all-day Europe/Rome Timezone
Theatre, Badia Fiesolana
Via della Badia dei Roccettini
9, 50014 San Domenico, Fiesole FI
Valentina Bettin


Citizenship laws and policies form a resilient core of state sovereignty. International legal norms have emerged to avoid conflicts between states and to secure basic human rights in matters of nationality law. Yet states have remained largely free to choose their own rules for determining who are their citizens and under which conditions citizenship can be granted or lost. And still, state citizenship policies are influenced by what other states are doing, by migration flows across international borders, and by the development of new technologies.

This event seeks to understand the varieties of citizenship in a globalised world. It celebrates the continuous geographical and thematic expansion of GLOBALCIT, the successor of EUDO Citizenship since 2017, and creates synergies with the Global Citizenship Governance Project based at the EUI and the WZB Berlin. Discussing new findings and evolving research agendas, the conference explores: (a) patterns of variation and clustering among countries with regard to their citizenship regimes; (b) global trends in citizenship reform and diffusion processes of citizenship policies; and (c) opportunities that new emerging technologies create to existing frameworks of citizenship. Papers will offer explanatory hypotheses, interpretive accounts or normative evaluations about convergence, domestic policy reforms, progressive development of international legal norms in nationality law, and new technologies and the future of citizenship.

The core funding for this conference comes from the Global Governance Programme and the EUI’s Research Council. The conference is co-financed by the MiLifeStatus project which has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 682626).