Genuine links and useful passports : a decline of citizenship?
The State of the Union Conference, 2017, Parallel session II
BONAFÈ, Simona, DZANKIC, Jelena, SHACHAR, Ayelet, VINK, Maarten Peter, Genuine links and useful passports : a decline of citizenship?, The State of the Union Conference, 2017, Parallel session II - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/67439
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Citizenship is at its core a legal status of nationality that determines which state is responsible for which individual. Both this division of responsibilities between states and the democratic ideal of citizenship as membership in a self-governing community presuppose genuine links between states and their citizens. Numerous phenomena seem to signal that both states and individuals often regard citizenship as a mere tool rather than as a value in itself: the proliferation of multiple nationalities; citizenship programmes for non-resident investors; worldwide access to EU passports for those with the ‘right ancestry’; and stripping terrorist suspects of their citizenship in order to ‘dump’ them on other countries. Is citizenship bound to decline in the 21st century?
This contribution was delivered on the occasion of the EUI State of the Union in Florence on 4 May 2017
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/67439
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Series/Number: The State of the Union Conference; 2017; Parallel session II
Publisher: European University Institute
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