Politics of Citizenship and Migration

The Global Market for Investor Citizenship

Authors: Džankić, Jelena

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  • Offers theoretical, historical and empirical analysis of the growing trend of countries offering investment-based citizenship
  • Compares citizenship policies in the context of facilitating wealth-based migration at a global level
  • Highlights the resilience of sovereignty, a theme particularly important for analysing relationships among states in the increasingly globalised world
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This book presents a systematic study of the history, theory and policy of investor citizenship and residence programmes. It explores how states develop new rules of joining their community in response to globalisation and highlights the tension between citizenship policies aimed at migrant integration and those, such as the sale of passports, which create ‘long-distance citizens’. Individual chapters offer insights in the historical relationship between citizenship, money and property; discuss arguments that support and counter the practice of the sale of citizenship; and examine the interests and strategies of the different actors—states, companies, individuals—that constitute the ‘supply’ and ‘demand’ sides of the burgeoning citizenship industry. The book provides a global overview of the market for investor citizenship as well as a separate policy analysis of the sale of citizenship and residence in the European Union.

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Jelena Džankić is Coordinator of the Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT) at the European University Institute, Italy. She researches citizenship in Europe and beyond, Europeanisation, and politics of identity.

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“In her remarkably engaging and exhaustive account of the global market for investor citizenship, Jelena Džankić takes readers from Ancient Greece to the modern-day Persian Gulf, explaining how norms and laws around who belongs where have changed to heavily factor in wealth and property. Her clear-eyed insights into citizenship acquisition and her careful surveys of the existing literature are a valuable contribution to this emerging field.” (Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, author of The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen)

“Some states' governments are setting price tags to citizenship statuses. Facilitating the selling of citizenship to the wealthy poses profound rule of law challenges, including legal uncertainty and cases of corruption and tax evasion. This book constitutes a must-read for anyone seeking a proper understanding of the background, main dynamics and rationales underlying citizenship-for-sale schemes.” (Sergio Carrera, Professor, Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute, Italy, and Senior Research Fellow, CEPS, Belgium)

“Should citizenship be purchased for money? Jelena Džankić has written a historically informed, comparatively rich, and politically relevant book on an important and timely question. Džankić reveals how wide citizenship-by-investment policies have become and analyzes their far-reaching consequences for democratic institutions. The book provides us with a novel way of thinking of assigning citizenship based on jus pecuniae (‘the law of money’). It is a must-read for anyone interested in—and troubled by—the changing nature of citizenship. A well-researched, greatly written, and intellectually compelling piece of scholarship!” (Liav Orgad, Director, Global Citizenship Governance, European University Institute, Italy) 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Global Market for Investor Citizenship
Authors
Series Title
Politics of Citizenship and Migration
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17632-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17632-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17631-0
Series ISSN
2520-8896
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 225
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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