Interlegality – Citizenship – Intercitizenship

Jan Klabbers and Gianluigi Palombella (eds) The Challege Inter-Legality (Cambridge, 2019) pp. 133-155.

20 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2018 Last revised: 19 Nov 2019

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Dimitry Kochenov

CEU Democracy Institute, Budapest; CEU Department of Legal Studies, Vienna

Date Written: June 27, 2018


The claim of this chapter appearing in a volume on ‘Interlegality’ is very simple: the citizenship law field worldwide offers an excellent example of Palombella’s suggested interlegality paradigm of approaching global law, consisting ‘unavoidable interconnectedness of legalities’. Citizenship is always, yet never Westphalian (Part I), even less so in the context of EU Law (Part II), thus offering a fascinating case-study in interlegality (Part III). Moreover, the recent global rise of intercitizenships – full extension of work and residence rights outside of the country granting citizenship nevertheless based on that status – infuses the claim in favour of the interlegality perspective with even more empirical validity, as the territorial application of the most important rights citizenship brings: to work and to reside, and the sovereign territory of the states issuing the status have parted ways – in the EU, and elsewhere (Part IV).

Keywords: Citizenship, Interlegality, Legal pluralism, Intercitizenship, EU Law, Quality of Nationality

Suggested Citation

Kochenov, Dimitry, Interlegality – Citizenship – Intercitizenship (June 27, 2018). Jan Klabbers and Gianluigi Palombella (eds) The Challege Inter-Legality (Cambridge, 2019) pp. 133-155., Available at SSRN:

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