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Debating Transformations of National Citizenship


  • 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

Part of the book series: IMISCOE Research Series (IMIS)

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Table of contents (62 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Should Citizenship Be for Sale?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Dangerous Liaisons: Money and Citizenship

      • Ayelet Shachar
      Pages 7-15Open Access
    3. Cash-for-Passports and the End of Citizenship

      • Peter J. Spiro
      Pages 17-19Open Access
    4. The Price of Selling Citizenship

      • Chris Armstrong
      Pages 25-28Open Access
    5. The Maltese Falcon, or: my Porsche for a Passport!

      • Jelena Džankić
      Pages 33-36Open Access
    6. Citizenship for Real: Its Hypocrisy, Its Randomness, Its Price

      • Dimitry Kochenov
      Pages 51-55Open Access
    7. Coda

      • Ayelet Shachar
      Pages 69-70Open Access
  3. Bloodlines and Belonging

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 71-71
    2. Bloodlines and Belonging: Time to Abandon Ius Sanguinis?

      • Costica Dumbrava
      Pages 73-81Open Access
    3. Ius Filiationis: A defence of Citizenship by Descent

      • Rainer Bauböck
      Pages 83-89Open Access

About this book

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.



  • national citizenship
  • democracy
  • citizenship for sale
  • birthright citizenship
  • citizenship deprivation
  • denationalization of terrorist suspects
  • open access
  • citizenship

Editors and Affiliations

  • European University Institute, San Domenico di Fiesole, Italy

    Rainer Bauböck

About the editor

Rainer Bauböck holds a chair in social and political theory at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute. His research interests are in normative political theory and comparative research on democratic citizenship, European integration, migration, nationalism and minority rights. Together with Jo Shaw (University of Edinburgh) and Maarten Vink (University of Maastricht), he coordinates GLOBALCIT, an online observatory on citizenship and voting rights.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)