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Britons are applying for Irish citizenship to get an EU passport. Is this a problem?

Honohan, Iseult (2017) Britons are applying for Irish citizenship to get an EU passport. Is this a problem? Democratic Audit Blog (23 Jan 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Since the Brexit vote, many British citizens have sought citizenship in other EU member states – notably Ireland – on the basis of ancestry or other provisions, often without any intention of living there. Should we welcome this development? Or is it problematic that people can claim citizenship on the basis of ancestry, especially if large numbers do so? Iseult Honohan argues that while extending the right to citizenship down multiple generations is a questionable step, problems will only really arise if citizens who have never lived in the country are given equal voting power.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 17:18
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2020 23:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70331

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