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Unblocking access to citizenship in the global South: should the process be decentralised?

Manby, Bronwen and Bauböck, Rainer (2021) Unblocking access to citizenship in the global South: should the process be decentralised? EUI Working Papers. Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, San Domenico di Fiesole, Italy.

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Abstract

Why is naturalisation so rare in countries of the global South, and how could access be made easier? More than one third of global migration is into low and middle income countries; three-quarters of the global refugee population is hosted by countries in Africa, Asia, or Latin America and the Caribbean. Yet few migrants and refugees in poor or middle-income countries ever get the opportunity to change their nationality and become citizens of the states where they settle. This working paper compiles contributions to a GLOBALCIT Forum debate launched by Bronwen Manby with a proposal that the problem of lack of access to naturalisation should be addressed by developing local responses rather than national ones. The Forum was co-edited by Bronwen Manby and Rainer Bauböck, and brought responses from fifteen authors considering the viability of the proposal in relation to countries in Africa, Latin America, and South and East Asia. It concludes with reflections from both editors on the critiques of the original proposal.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2021 13:39
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 00:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108633

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