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Working Papers


A main goal of the EUDO CITIZENSHIP observatory is to encourage academic research in all disciplines that have an interest in citizenship. We hope that the analyses and data provided on our website will stimulate new research questions and allow for testing interesting hypotheses. Browsing our website, PhD students and early career researchers in particular may discover new topics and the data they need to analyse them.

Our working paper series aims specifically at publishing fresh research on citizenship statuses, the attached legal rights and duties and the rules for acquiring and losing citizenship. We hope to contribute in this way with our specific focus to the broader field of citizenship studies.

EUDO CITIZENSHIP publishes two kinds of working papers:

(1) previously unpublished manuscripts on topics of citizenship laws and policies and
(2) collections of edited contributions to EUDO CITIZENSHIP Forum Debates

Working papers submitted to EUDO CITIZENSHIP will be peer reviewed and selected for publication according to their academic quality and their fit with the specific thematic focus of our observatory.

EUDO CITIZENSHIP working papers are published online on this webpage and in the RSCAS Series of the European University Institute.

Editors of the EUDO CITIZENSHIP Working Paper series are: Rainer Bauböck, Iseult Honohan, Jo Shaw, Maarten Vink


Recently published EUDO CITIZENSHIP Working Papers:

 Diego Acosta: Open borders in the nineteenth century: constructing the national, the citizen and the foreigner in South America. EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2017/46. Link to publication details and abstract.

 Floris de Witte, Rainer Bauböck and Jo Shaw (eds.): Freedom of movement under attack: Is it worth defending as the core of EU citizenship?. EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2016/69. Link to publication details and abstract.

 Costica Dumbrava and Rainer Bauböck (eds.): Bloodlines and belonging : time to abandon "ius sanguinis"?. EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2015/80. Link to publication details and abstract.

 Audrey Macklin and Rainer Bauböck (eds.): The Return of Banishment: Do the New Denationalisation Policies Weaken Citizenship?. EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2015/14. Link to publication details and abstract.

 Jelena Dzankic: Investment-based citizenship and residence programmes in the EU. EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2015/08. Link to publication details and abstract.  

 Nils Witte: Legal and symbolic membership: symbolic boundaries and naturalisation intentions of Turkish residents in Germany. EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2014/100. Link to publication details and abstract

 Ruvi Ziegler, Jo Shaw, and Rainer Bauböck (eds): Independence referendums: Who should vote and who should be offered citizenship. EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2014/90. Link to publication details

 Eva Ersbøll: Biao v. Denmark: discrimination among citizens?. EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2014/79. Link to publication details.

 Ayelet Shachar and Rainer Baubök (eds.):  Should Citizenship be for Sale?. EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2014/01. Link to publication details.

 Maarten Vink and Thomas Huddleston: Membership and/or rights: analysing the link between naturalisation and integration policies for immigrants in Europe. RSCAS Policy Paper 2013/15. Link to publication details

 Rainer BauböckPhilippe Cayla and Catriona Seth (eds.): Should EU citizens living in other member states vote there in national elections?EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2012/32. Link to publication details.

 Jelena Dzankic: The pros and cons of ius pecuniae: investor citizenship in comparative perspectiveEUI Working Paper RSCAS 2012/14. Link to publication details.

 Pieter BevelanderRavi Pendakur: Citizenship acquisition, employment prospects and earnings: comparing two cool countriesEUI Working Paper RSCAS 2012/07. Link to publication details.

 Gareth T. Davies: The Family Rights of European Children: Expulsion of non-European parentsEUI Working Paper RSCAS 2012/04. Link to publication details.

 Jo Shaw (ed.): Has the European Court of Justice Challenged Member State Sovereignty in Nationality Law?. EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2011/62. Link to publication details.

 Rainer BauböckMarc Helbling (eds.): Which indicators are most useful for comparing citizenship policies?EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2011/54. Link to publication details.

 David Reichel: Do legal regulations hinder naturalisation? Citizenship policies and naturalisation rates in EuropeEUI Working Paper RSCAS  2011/51. Link to publication details.

 Delphine Perrin: Immigration and Citizenship Law in the Maghreb: Turning Aliens into CitizensEUI Working Paper RSCAS 2011/40. Link to publication details.

Katja Swider: Pre-Accession Changes to Residence-Based Naturalisation Requirements in Ten New EU Member StatesEUI Working Paper RSCAS 2011/18. Link to publication details.

 Dimitry Kochenov: Mevrouw de Jong Gaat Eten: EU Citizenship and the Culture of PrejudiceEUI Working Paper RSCAS 2011/06. Link to publication details.

 Rainer Bauböck (ed.): Dual citizenship for transborder minorities? How to respond to the Hungarian-Slovak tit-for-tat. EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2010/75. Link to publication details.

 Costanza Margiotta, Olivier Vonk: Nationality law and European citizenship: the role of dual nationality.EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2010/66. Link to publication details.

 Jo Shaw: Contrasting Dynamics at the Interface of Integration and ConstitutionalismEUI Working Paper RSCAS 2010/60. Link to publication details.

 Costica Dumbrava: How Illiberal are Citizenship Rules in European Union Countries?. EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2010/50. Link to publication details.

 Rainer BauböckChristian Joppke (eds.): How liberal are citizenship tests?. EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2010/41. Link to publication details.

 Dimitry Kochenov: Rounding up the circle: the mutation of Member States' nationality under pressure from EU citizenship. EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2010/23. Link to publication details.

 Marc Helbling: Public debates on immigration and integration in six Western European countries. EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2010/22. Link to publication details.

 André LiebichRainer Bauböck (eds.): Is there (still) an East-West divide in the conception of citizenship in Europe?. EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2010/19. Link to publication details.


Submission of working papers:

If you would like to publish an essay as a working paper, you can either send the full text or a short abstract or paper proposal to eudo.citizenship@eui.eu or through the Online Form. We will respond to paper proposals by indicating whether the topic fits our series. After the full text of a paper has been submitted, the editors of the working paper series will decide whether to accept the paper for review. Peer reviews will then be commissioned from EUDO CITIZENSHIP or experts or scholars outside our network.

Before submitting a working paper, please read carefully our guidelines for submission and style sheet.