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Citizenship Forum

Questions about citizenship are at the centre of academic as well as political controversies. EUDO CITIZENSHIP encourages open debates based on evidence and knowledge, and conducted in a spirit of mutual respect.


Cloud Communities: The Dawn of Global Citizenship?
Current forum debate

Kickoff contribution by Liav Orgad

Should EU citizenship be duty-free?
Past forum debate

Kickoff contribution by Maurizio Ferrera

Comment by Christian Joppke, Susanne K. Schmidt, Frank Vandenbroucke, Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen, Andrea Sangiovanni, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, Julia Hermann, Richard Bellamy, Rainer Bauböck, Theresa Kuhn, Ilaria Madama, Anton Hemerijck, Dora Kostakopoulou, Sandra Seubert, Philippe Van Parijs, and a rejoinder by Maurizio Ferrera

Freedom of movement under attack: Is it worth defending as the core of EU citizenship?
Past forum debate

Kickoff contribution by Floris de Witte

Comments by Daniel Thym, Richard Bellamy, Päivi Johanna Neuvonen, Vesco Paskalev, Saara Koikkalainen, Rainer Bauböck, Sarah Fine, Martijn van den Brink, Julija Sardelić, Kieran Oberman, Glyn Morgan, Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler, Martin Ruhs, and a rejoinder by Floris de Witte

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Bloodlines and Belonging: Time to Abandon Ius Sanguinis?
Past forum debate

Kickoff contribution by Costica Dumbrava

Comments by Rainer Baubock, Jannis Panagiotidis, Scott Titshaw, Kristin Collins, Lois Harder, Francesca Decimo, David Owen, Kerry Abrams, David de Groot, Iseult Honohan, Eva Ersbøll, Ana Tanasoca, Katja Swider and Caia Vlieks, and a rejoinder by Costica Dumbrava

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EUDO Citizenship Forum Archive

The Return of Banishment: Do the New Denationalisation Policies Weaken Citizenship?

Authors: Audrey Macklin, Comments by Peter Spiro, Peter H. Schuck, Christian Joppke, Vesco Paskalev, Bronwen Manby, Kay Hailbronner, Rainer Bauböck, Linda Bosniak, Daniel Kanstroom, Matthew J. Gibney, Ruvi Ziegler, Saskia Sassen, Jo Shaw, and a rejoinder by Audrey Macklin

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Independence Referendums: Who should vote and who should be offered citizenship?

Authors: Ruvi Ziegler, Comments by: Bernard Ryan, Rainer Bauböck, Dimitrios Kyritsis, Guy Laforest and Eric Montigny, Jaume López, Pietka-Nykaza, Jure Vidmar, Ben Saunders, Vesco Paskalev, Dora Kostakopoulou, Jaime Lluch, Vincent Laborderie, Daniel Weinstock, Montserrat Guibernau, Dirk Jacobs, Jo Shaw, Ruvi Ziegler

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Should citizenship be for sale?

Authors: Ayelet Shachar, Comments by: Peter Spiro, Raul Magni-Berton, Chris Armstrong, Roxana Barbulescu, Jelena Dzankic, Rainer Bauböck, Paulina Ochoa, Vesco Paskalev, Dimitry Kochenov, David Owen, Jo Shaw and Hannes Swoboda with a coda by Ayelet Shachar and a summary by Rainer Bauböck.

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Should EU citizens living in other member states vote there in national elections?

Authors: Philippe Cayla and Catriona Seth, Comments by: Philippe Cayla, Catriona Seth, Rainer Bauböck, Alain Brun, Andrew Duff, David Owen, Dimitry Kochenov, Jo Shaw, Richard Bellamy, Kees Groenendijk, Hannes Swoboda, Martin Wilhelm, Dora Kostakopoulou, Ángel Rodríguez, Sue Collard, Tony Venables, Roxana Barbulescu

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Which indicators are most useful for comparing citizenship policies?

Authors: Marc Helbling, Comments by: Marc Helbling, David Reichel, Maarten Vink, Jan Willem Duyvendak, Rogier van Reekum, Peter Scholten, Christophe Bertossi, Thomas Janoski, Thomas Huddleston, Anita Manatschal

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Has the European Court of Justice Challenged Member State Sovereignty in Nationality Law?

Authors: Jo Shaw, Comments by: Jo Shaw, Michael Dougan, Gareth T. Davies, Dimitry Kochenov, Oxana Golynker, Dora Kostakopoulou, Gerard René De Groot and Anja Seling

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Dual citizenship for transborder minorities? How to respond to the Hungarian-Slovak tit-for-tat

Authors: Rainer Bauböck, Comments by: Rainer Bauböck, Mária Kovács, Peter J. Spiro, Andrei Stavila, Joachim Blatter, Florian Bieber, Erin Jenne and Stephen Deets, Gábor Egry, André Liebich, Enikő Horváth

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How liberal are citizenship tests?

Authors: , Comments by: Christian Joppke, Ines Michalowski, Kees Groenendijk and Ricky van Oers, Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels, Joseph Carens, Dora Kostakopoulou, Liav Orgad, Randall Hansen, Sergio Carrera and Elspeth Guild, Sara Wallace Goodman

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Is there (still) an East-West divide in the conception of citizenship in Europe?

Authors: , Comments by: Andre Liebich, Mária M. Kovács, Shushanik Makaryan, Constantin Iordachi, Costica Dumbrava, Raymond Taras

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About EUDO CITIZENSHIP Forum debates

EUDO CITIZENSHIP Forum debates start with a kickoff contribution on a controversial question of general interest to academic and policy communities. New comments should engage with previous contributions and must address the question asked in the forum title. We are particularly interested in contributions that use the data and reports published on our website. Each debate will be concluded with a response by the author of the kickoff contributions. Selected and edited past forum debates will also be published on our website as EUDO CITIZENSHIP Working Papers.

We do not provide for direct posting. Contributions will be selected according to quality and originality. Send your response to a current forum debate by email to Jelena Dzankic (jelena.dzankic@eui.eu). Please add your full name, institutional affiliation and a link to a personal website.

Keep your comments short and straight to the point (generally no more than 1,000 words).

Comments containing verbal insults, unsubstantiated polemics or that are otherwise harmful for the reputation of EUDO CITIZENSHIP will in any case be excluded from publication.

The Citizenship Forum editors have the sole right of final editing (including phrasing and terminology).

If you want to propose a new debate, please provide a short statement why you think this is a relevant question and how it is linked to the goals of EUDO CITIZENSHIP.


EUDO also promotes debates on other questions about democracy in the European Union. EUDO Café is the place where scholars, experts and all occasional visitors share views on the challenges facing Democracy in Europe today.