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Recent publications on citizenship laws and policies


Citizenship in the Arab World


Gianluca Parolin, 2009: Citizenship in the Arab World, Amsterdam University Press

This book takes a broader legal perspective to the multifaceted reality of nationality and citizenship in the Arab world

The Policies of Citizenship in Europe


Marc Morjé Howard: Citizenship Politics in Europe, New York: Cambridge University Press, September 2009

This book offers a comparative political science analysis why European states have adopted different citizenship policies and why citizenship regimes in certain states have become more liberal in recent years.

Illiberal Liberal States. Immigration, Citizenship and Integration in the EU

Elspeth Guild, Kees Groenendijk and Sergio Carrera, 2009: Illiberal Liberal States. Immigration, Citizenship and Integration in the EU, Ashgate, October 2009

For an overview of the book on Ashgate, please click here.

To download chapter 1: Understanding the Contest of Community, click here

Citizenship Policies in the New Europe

Rainer Bauboeck, Bemhard Perchinig, Wiebke Sievers, editors: Citizenship Policies in the New Europe, Amsterdam University Press, August 2009

For a preview of the book on Amsterdam University Press, please click here.

To download a leaflet presenting the book, click here.

Citizenship Law in Africa

Citizenship Law in Africa is a comparative study by the Open Society Justice Initiative and Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project. It describes the often arbitrary, discriminatory, and contradictory citizenship laws that exist from state to state, and recommends ways that African countries can bring their citizenship laws in line with international legal norms.

You can download the whole report from this page.