Reminder: Seminar invitation Varieties of Citizenship Regimes from a global perspective

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Seminar invitation from the Migration Studies Delegation, Thursday, 22 November 2018

Who should become a citizen? The so-called migration crisis in 2015 brought back old debates about who should be protected by the state and, moreover, who should have the possibility to belong to it. Through citizenship laws and electoral rights states determine who counts as members of the national community and hence, who is eligible for citizenship. These are known as citizenship regimes which presuppose - for immigrants and their descendants - different opportunities to become citizens and to participate in electoral processes. What are the motivations for granting citizenship? What are the implications for inclusion in different countries? 

These varieties of citizenship laws and policies are better understood within a global perspective that compares the opportunities and implications of becoming a citizen in different contexts. The Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT) addresses the need to understand the varieties of citizenship laws and policies in a globalised world, where national perspectives are not enough to explain the transformations of membership. GLOBALCIT provides reliable and comparative data on the content, causes and consequences of the laws that govern the acquisition and loss of citizenship.

In the Delmi Policy Brief Varieties of citizenship regimes: Birthright models, individual rights and arbitrary state power around the world, Professor Rainer Baubock, European University Institute introduces GLOBALCIT for practitioners, researchers and policy makers. Professor Karin Borevi (Södertörn Högskola) and Professor Per Mouritsen (Århus University) discuss the consequences of certain citizenship regimes, with an emphasis in the Nordic countries.

Chair: Joakim Palme

When: Thursday, 22 November 2018, kl. 09:30-11:00
Where: Foreign Office Press Center, Fredsgatan 6, Stockholm, Sweden
Please RSVP to attend by contacting Delmi via email at by Monday, 19 November 2018

See attached invitation and program.


The Migration Studies Delegation is an independent committee that initiates studies and supplies research results as a basis for future migration policy decisions and to contribute to public debate.