Should citizenship be for sale?
Title: Should citizenship be for sale?
Publisher: European University Institute
Citation: Florence : European University Institute, 2014
Series/Number: EUI RSCAS; 2014/01; EUDO Citizenship Observatory
On 12 November 2013 the Maltese Parliament decided to offer Maltese and European citizenship at the price of € 650,000, but implementation of the law has been postponed due to strong domestic and international critiques. On 23 December, the Maltese government announced significant amendments, including a higher total amount of € 1,150,000, part of which has to be invested in real estate and government bonds. Several other European states have adopted ‘golden passport’ programmes. Should citizenship be for sale? In November 2013 EUDO CITIZENSHIP invited Ayelet Shachar of the University of Toronto Law School to open a debate on these controversial policies. Twelve authors have contributed short commentaries, most of which refer to the initial law adopted by the Maltese Parliament. An executive summary by Rainer Bauböck provides an overview over the main questions raised in our forum.
Subject: Citizenship acquisition; Investor citizenship programmes; European citizenship; Commodification; Malta
Table of Contents:
Summary : global, European and national questions about the price of citizenship / Rainer Bauböck. -- Dangerous liaisons : money and citizenship / Ayelet Shachar. -- Cash-for-passports and the end of citizenship / Peter Spiro. -- Citizenship for those who invest into the future of the state is not wrong, the price is the problem / Raul Magni Berton. -- The price of selling citizenship / Chris Armstrong. -- Global mobility corridors for the ultra-rich : the neoliberal transformation of citizenship / Roxana Barbulescu. -- The Maltese Falcon, or : my Porsche for a passport! / Jelena Dzankic. -- What is wrong with selling citizenship? : it corrupts democracy! / Rainer Bauböck. -- What money can’t buy : face-to-face cooperation and local democratic life / Paulina Ochoa. -- If you do not like selling passports, give them for free to those who deserve them / Vesco Paskalev. -- Citizenship for real : its hypocrisy, its randomness, its price / Dimitry Kochenov. -- Trading citizenship, human capital and the European Union / David Owen. -- Citizenship for sale : could and should the EU intervene? / Jo Shaw. -- Linking citizenship to income undermines European values : we need shared criteria and guidelines for access to EU citizenship / Hannes Swoboda. -- Coda / Ayelet Shachar
Type of Access: openAccess; openAccess