Citizenship for Real: Its Hypocrisy, Its Randomness, Its Price

Should Citizenship be for Sale?, EUI RSCAS Working Paper 2014/1 (A. Shachar and R. Bauböck (eds.)), 2014, 27

7 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2014  

Dimitry Kochenov

University of Groningen - Faculty of Law

Date Written: January 25, 2014

Abstract

This tiny note argues that lawyers and political scientists opposed to the idea of selling citizenship will not have any argument to support their position, should rich misleading assumptions and selfless rhetorical pirouettes – priceless in fiction writing – useless in legal studies – be removed from their often passionate advocacy. I review the usual rotations lending such pirouettes appeal: of the intrinsic value of citizenship, of equality and non-discrimination, of the arch-importance of the citizenship’s political components and, finally, of EU law concerns. I come to dismiss them all.

Keywords: Citizenship, EU, seeling citizenship, equality, democracy, capitalism, price

Suggested Citation

Kochenov, Dimitry, Citizenship for Real: Its Hypocrisy, Its Randomness, Its Price (January 25, 2014). Should Citizenship be for Sale?, EUI RSCAS Working Paper 2014/1 (A. Shachar and R. Bauböck (eds.)), 2014, 27. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2385340

Dimitry Kochenov (Contact Author)

University of Groningen - Faculty of Law ( email )

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
Groningen, 9712 EK
Netherlands

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