News 2019

Nov 09, 2019

Digital Citizenship in Cities: New Research Cooperation

Cities are introducing new technologies to encourage active citizenship and participation. These include digital platforms for co-decision making, systems for promoting good deeds through social credits, and citizenship gamification platforms. The project seeks to gather empirical experiences from cities, discuss normative challenges and opportunities, and create a policy-oriented consortium for new initiatives. Available here.

Nov 07, 2019

The Law and Political Economy of Citizenship

Citizenship was a central bond between the individual and his or her nation, was typically acquired by birth, and was the point of reference for a number of mutual rights, obligations and allegiance. Mobility provides opportunities but also challenges for this concept. MPI & BBAW. Available here.

Oct 29, 2019

The Human Mobility, Cities and Citizenship Collaborative Launch

The EUI Florence will launch the global collaboration on "CitiHuman Mobility, Cities and Citizenship", a partnership of 20 institutions (Florence, NYC, Toronto, London, Boston, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Shenzhen, Nairobi, Melbourne. and others) and NGOs. Available here.

Oct 24, 2019

Global Identity Crisis? National Belonging in a Globalizing World

Finding a basis for commonality and social identification is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. What does it mean to have a national identity? How legitimate is it to impose it on newcomers? Can it be legally defined? And is there a global identity crisis? Public Lecture at Peking University STL. Available here

Aug 18, 2019

Article: The Citizen-Makers: Ethical Dilemmas in Immigrant Integration

The Article brings to the fore normative concerns associated with citizen-making policies in Europe. It examines ethical dilemmas involved in the process of creating new citizens, and promotes the adoption of a European legal framework on access to citizenship. Available here.

Jun 13, 2019

Solidarity and Mutual Respect in The Domain of EU Citizenship

Conference organized by the Department of Ethics, Law & Politics, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. Available here.

May 08, 2019

After the Backlash: Reconsidering the Ethics and Politics of Borders and Migration

Princeton Workshop: How, if at all, should we rethink migration policy in the light of the backlash against migrants in the US and Europe? Can civic nationalist concerns be reconciled with cosmopolitan duties to human beings in dire need outside our borders? Available here.

Apr 28, 2019

Blockchain Workshop

Blockchain-based solutions are developed to address myriad governance challenges; from decentralised autonomous organisations for corporate governance to “virtual nations” for the decentralised governance of citizenship and migration. April 25-27, WZB Berlin. Available here

Apr 24, 2019

7th WZB Annual Conference on Majority and Minority Rights

The conference seeks to understand better the intercultural tensions between majority and minority rights, the reflection of these tensions in law and policy, moral and legal challenges they pose to theories of democracy, diversity and justice, and their normative consequences. April 25-27, WZB Berlin. Available here.

Apr 23, 2019

Talk: Forced to be Free: The Limits of European Tolerance

The lecture addresses a long-established debate in political theory—under which circumstances is it legitimate to force people to be free? April 24, WZB Berlin. Available here.

Apr 17, 2019

New Publication Should EU Citizenship Be Disentangled from MS Nationality?

Under the current legal regime, each Member State has the power to lay down the conditions for acquisition and loss of citizenship based on national interests. The Forum challenges the empirical and normative assumptions underlying such a regime and examines the idea of autonomous European citizenship, free of Member State citizenship, from historical, conceptual, comparative, and legal perspectives. Available here.

Apr 11, 2019

Normative Kriterien der Integration von Migrantinnen und Migranten

Talk: "Crisis and Opportunity: How to Deal with Human Mobility?" at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften). Available here.

Apr 03, 2019

World Bank 2019 World Development Report "The Changing Nature of Work"

The workshop analyses how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology and considers how governments can best respond. The program is available here.

Mar 31, 2019

Just Published: Global Migration Crisis (Justice Magazine)

Global migration yields demographic shifts of historical significance, profoundly shaking up world politics – as shown by the “refugee crisis,” the rise of White nationalism in the US, and the spreading of the populist right in Europe. The Article provides ten reasons why migration is one of the greatest challenges of our time.

Mar 16, 2019

Migration–Borders–Identity: The Global Forum of the National Library of Israel

The theme of the Third Gathering of the Forum (Jerusalem,  March 17-19, 2019 / 10-12 Adar 2 ) is "Migration-Borders-Identity." Discussions will focus on the challenges and opportunities migration presents to the state and to culture, addressing both the universal dimensions of these challenges. Available here.

Mar 02, 2019

The Paradox of Sovereignty and Global Migration

The 34th Annual Norris and Margery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium on "Migration in a Turbulent World," Tufts University, March 3-5, 2019. Available here.

Feb 19, 2019

Robot Rights? On the Moral and Political Status of Machines

In October 2017 a humanoid social robot, Sophia, was given citizenship by Saudi Arabia. Just a few months earlier, the EU Parliament recommended to give sophisticated autonomous robots a special legal status —“e-persons”. In this Lecture, Prof. Coeckelbergh discusses robots' moral and political status. Available here

Feb 19, 2019

The Power to Expel

The workshop, "Deportation and Denationalisation in Historical, Comparative and Normative Perspectives," discusses whether citizenship status is still a firm protection against deportation and whether the right not to be deported should be grounded in domicile rather than citizenship. Available here.

Jan 29, 2019

Digital Dictatorship or Digital Republic? The Ethics of China’s Social Credit System

China’s effort to implement a "Social Credit System" offers a fascinating case of a technological ecosystem designed for social control. The workshop discusses the ethics of the world's first digital totalitarian state where human rights are a function of a score assigned to each citizen by the government. Available here

Jan 14, 2019

CfP: 3rd European Junior Faculty Forum for Public Law

The London School of Economics and Political Science, the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, and the European University Institute are pleased to invite submissions for the 3rd European Junior Faculty Forum for Public Law and Jurisprudence to be held at the LSE on June 10-11, 2019. Deadline: April 7. Available here.

Jan 20, 2019

Verfassungsblog Forum Debate: Eurozenship: Pro and Contra

Should EU citizenship be disentangled from member state nationality? Certainly, says Dora Kostakopoulou. By no means, argues Richard Bellamy. In an online symposium, we have asked a number of eminent scholars to take sides in this timely and important controversy. Available here.

Jan 24, 2019

E-Democracy Workshop

According to a European Parliament Resolution {P8_TA(2017)095 of 16 March 2017} “democracy should evolve and adapt to changes and opportunities related to new ICT technologies and tools.” What is the place of technology in this process of change? E-Democracy Workshop, EUI Florence Available here 

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