Citizenship Round-Up: Nine Trends from 2013

A good overview by Peter Spiro of some current citizenship trends:

  1. Citizenship is not priceless.

  2. Even the Germans can live with dual citizenship

  3. American no more.

  4. Foreigners have privacy rights, too.

  5. A human right to citizenship.

  6. Obama’s gives up on The New Citizenship.

  7. Ted Cruz may be a Canadian, but he is eligible for the presidency.

  8. The path to legal residency matters more than the path to citizenship.

  9. Recementing ties to long-lost brothers and sisters.

And a couple to watch for 2014: what would be the UK/EU citizenship mechanics of Scottish independence; will increasingly common birth tourism packages revive efforts to scale back birthright citizenship in the US; and how will citizenships of convenience play out in the Sochi Olympics.

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Andrew blogs and tweets public policy issues, particularly the relationship between the political and bureaucratic levels, citizenship and multiculturalism. His latest book, Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias, recounts his experience as a senior public servant in this area.

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