Cover of Debating Transformations of National Citizenship
Category: IMISCOE Research Series
Publisher: Springer
Library: IMISCOE Research Series
Year: 2018
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This open access book discusses how national citizenship is being transformed by economic, social and political change. It focuses on the emergence of global markets where citizenship is for sale and on how new reproduction technologies impact citizenship by descent. It also discusses the return of banishment through denationalisation of terrorist suspects, and the impact of digital technologies, such as blockchain, on the future of democratic citizenship. The book provides a wide range of views on these issues from legal scholars, political scientists, and political practitioners. It is structured as a series of four conversations in which authors respond to each other. This exchange of arguments provides unique depth to current debates about the future of citizenship.


  1. Summary: Global, European and National Questions About the Price of Citizenship
    Bauböck, Rainer
    Pages 3-5

  2. Dangerous Liaisons: Money and Citizenship
    Shachar, Ayelet
    Pages 7-15

  3. Cash-for-Passports and the End of Citizenship
    Spiro, Peter J.
    Pages 17-19

  4. Citizenship for Those who Invest into the Future of the State is Not Wrong, the Price Is the Problem
    Raul, Magni-Berton
    Pages 21-23

  5. The Price of Selling Citizenship
    Armstrong, Chris
    Pages 25-28

  6. Global Mobility Corridors for the Ultra-Rich. The Neoliberal Transformation of Citizenship
    Barbulescu, Roxana
    Pages 29-32

  7. The Maltese Falcon, or: my Porsche for a Passport!
    Džankić, Jelena
    Pages 33-36

  8. What Is Wrong with Selling Citizenship? It Corrupts Democracy!
    Bauböck, Rainer
    Pages 37-41

  9. What Money Can’t Buy: Face-to-Face Cooperation and Local Democratic Life
    Espejo, Paulina Ochoa
    Pages 43-46

  10. If You Do not Like Selling Passports, Give Them for Free to Those Who Deserve Them
    Paskalev, Vesco
    Pages 47-49

  11. Citizenship for Real: Its Hypocrisy, Its Randomness, Its Price
    Kochenov, Dimitry
    Pages 51-55

  12. Trading Citizenship, Human Capital and the European Union
    Owen, David
    Pages 57-59

  13. Citizenship for Sale: Could and Should the EU Intervene?
    Shaw, Jo
    Pages 61-64

  14. Linking Citizenship to Income Undermines European Values. We Need Shared Criteria and Guidelines for Access to EU Citizenship
    Swoboda, Hannes
    Pages 65-67

  15. Coda
    Shachar, Ayelet
    Pages 69-70

  16. Bloodlines and Belonging: Time to Abandon Ius Sanguinis?
    Dumbrava, Costica
    Pages 73-81

  17. Ius Filiationis: A defence of Citizenship by Descent
    Bauböck, Rainer
    Pages 83-89

  18. Tainted Law? Why History Cannot provide the Justification for Abandoning Ius Sanguinis
    Panagiotidis, Jannis
    Pages 91-95

  19. Family Matters: Modernise, Don’t Abandon, Ius Sanguinis
    Titshaw, Scott
    Pages 97-101

  20. Abolishing Ius Sanguinis Citizenship: A Proposal Too Restrained and Too Radical
    Collins, Kristin
    Pages 103-108

  21. Citizenship Without Magic
    Harder, Lois
    Pages 109-112

  22. The Janus-Face of Ius Sanguinis: Protecting Migrant Children and Expanding Ethnic Nations
    Decimo, Francesca
    Pages 113-116

  23. The Prior Question: What Do We Need State Citizenship for?
    Owen, David
    Pages 117-119

  24. No More Blood
    Abrams, Kerry
    Pages 121-125

  25. Law by Blood or Blood by Law?
    Groot, David Armand Jacques Gérard
    Pages 127-130

  26. Limiting the Transmission of Family Advantage: Ius Sanguinis with an Expiration Date
    Honohan, Iseult
    Pages 131-135

  27. Retain Ius Sanguinis, but Don’t Take it Literally!
    Ersbøll, Eva
    Pages 137-142

  28. Distributing Some, but Not All, Rights of Citizenship According to Ius Sanguinis
    Tanasoca, Ana
    Pages 143-148

  29. Learning from Naturalisation Debates: The Right to an Appropriate Citizenship at Birth
    Swider, Katja (et al.)
    Pages 149-152

  30. Don’t Put the Baby in the Dirty Bathwater! A Rejoinder
    Dumbrava, Costica
    Pages 153-160

  31. The Return of Banishment: Do the New Denationalisation Policies Weaken Citizenship?
    Macklin, Audrey
    Pages 163-172

  32. Terrorist Expatriation: All Show, No Bite, No Future
    Spiro, Peter J.
    Pages 173-175

  33. Should Those Who Attack the Nation Have an Absolute Right to Remain Its Citizens?
    Schuck, Peter H.
    Pages 177-179

  34. Terrorists Repudiate Their Own Citizenship
    Joppke, Christian
    Pages 181-184

  35. It’s Not About Their Citizenship, it’s About Ours
    Paskalev, Vesco
    Pages 185-187

  36. You Can’t Lose What You Haven’t Got:Citizenship Acquisition and Loss in Africa
    Manby, Bronwen
    Pages 189-196

  37. Revocation of Citizenship of Terrorists: A Matter of Political Expediency
    Hailbronner, Kay
    Pages 197-200

  38. Whose Bad Guys Are Terrorists?
    Bauböck, Rainer
    Pages 201-205

  39. Human Rights for All Is Better than Citizenship Rights for Some
    Kanstroom, Daniel
    Pages 207-213

  40. Denationalisation, Assassination, Territory: Some (U.S.-Prompted) Reflections
    Bosniak, Linda
    Pages 215-218

  41. Beware States Piercing Holes into Citizenship
    Gibney, Matthew J.
    Pages 219-223

  42. Disowning Citizens
    Ziegler, Reuven (Ruvi)
    Pages 225-227

  43. Our Epoch’s Little Banishments
    Sassen, Saskia
    Pages 229-231

  44. Deprivation of Citizenship: Is There an Issue of EU Law?
    Shaw, Jo
    Pages 233-238

  45. On Producing the Alien Within: A Reply
    Macklin, Audrey
    Pages 239-248


  • This open access book covers debates about the future of national citizenship
  • Presents a wide range of views by legal scholars, political scientists, and political practitioners
  • Organizes debates as conversations whereby authors respond to each other 


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