The ethics of multiple citizenship

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Citizenship is no longer an exclusive relationship. Many people today are citizens of multiple countries, whether by birth, naturalization, or even through monetary means, with schemes fast-tracking citizenship applications from foreigners making large investments in the state. Moral problems surround each of those ways of acquiring a second citizenship, while retaining one's original citizenship. Multiple citizenship can also have morally problematic consequences for the coherence of collective decisions, for the constitution of the demos, and for global inequality. The phenomenon of multiple citizenship and its ramifications remains understudied, despite its magnitude and political importance. In this innovative book, Ana Tanasoca explores these issues and shows how they could be avoided by unbundling the rights that currently come with citizenship and allocating them separately. It will appeal to scholars and students of normative political theory, citizenship, global justice, and migration in political science, law, and sociology.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge, UK ; New York
PublisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
Number of pages204
ISBN (Electronic)9781108554176
ISBN (Print)9781108429153
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameContemporary Political Theory
PublisherCambridge University Press

Bibliographical note

Original presented as the author's doctoral thesis - University of Essex, 2015.


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