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The ‘Citizenship Industry’: Commodified citizenship, the corporate sector and global inequality

Project description

Global inequality as a result of citizenship commodification

Citizenship by investment (CBI) systems that legally grant individuals second citizenship in exchange for an investment made in the host country have proliferated in the EU. The result has been the commodification of citizenship and a rising citizenship industry. However, the new system is having a serious impact on citizenship, migration and social inequality. Nevertheless, the CBI phenomenon has attracted insufficient scientific attention and the rising of the citizenship industry remains unexplored. The EU-funded CitIndus project will investigate new ways the global citizenship market emerged and examine its role in the proliferation of CBI, in the formation of new migration systems and in the creation of corporate political power. Understanding the citizenship industry will reveal the role of commodification in increasing inequality.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Net EU contribution
€ 230 416,32
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK GRADUATE CENTER CUNY
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Fifth Avenue 365
11355 New York

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 123 949,44