[MaFLa] CEU's summer school

FILINT filint at ludens.elte.hu
Wed Jan 26 14:06:15 CET 2011

Call for application: The Politics of Ethnicity, Nationality and Citizenship
(CEU's summer school)

Application deadline: 15 February, 2011
Course date: JUNE 27-JULY 8, 2011 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY


Recent years have seen an explosion of empirical and normative scholarly
interest in citizenship across many disciplines. This course seeks to
provide an overview of some of the main topical issues and scholarly
perspectives in citizenship studies, with a special emphasis on the legal
and political aspects of citizenship policies in the European Union member
states. Given the special circumstances of new state formation and state
succession in large parts of Eastern Europe after 1989, special attention
will be given to problems of membership, ethnic selectivity, transnational
and dual citizenship with their implications on the de- or re-ethnicization
of citizenship. In addition, the course will also focus on the debates
related to the inclusion and exclusion of immigrants. These processes will
be examined from comparative and normative perspectives within the larger
European context that connects citizenship of the Member States of the EU
through a common citizenship of the Union and its associated rights of free

Several course faculty are members of the European Commission funded EUDO
Citizenship project, a research network which focuses on the citizenship
policies in the EU member states and Eastern and Southern borderlines (fSU,
Turkey, fRY) of the Union. The research group offers the most comprehensive
comparative analysis of European citizenship regimes. The summer course will
concentrate on some specific issues that dominate the debate in the old and
the new EU states and have to do with the potential re-ethnicization of
citizenship through the instrument of non-resident dual citizenship for
ethnic kins. It will also disseminate the recent and not yet published novel
findings of the project (concluded in June, 2010). The faculty will draw
intensively on the unique research materials of the project such as
citizenship statistics, comparative database on modes of acquisition and
loss of citizenship in the European Union member states, collection of laws
related to external citizenship, compilation of citizenship related
international norms, EU citizenship case law, available online at


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