Don’t put the baby in the dirty bathwater! A Rejoinder

C. Dumbrava

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This has been a fascinating debate that succeeded in unravelling some of the major issues about the past, present and future of ius sanguinis citizenship. I was delighted to see that many of the contributors shared my concerns about the failings of the current system of transmission of citizenship from parent to child. I learned a great deal from reading the various reactions to my deliberately provocative propositions. With these concluding remarks, I use the privilege of the last word to engage with several key points emerging from the debate and to clarify and, as much as possible, elaborate my position. However, I am hopeful that this debate does not finish here and I look forward to continuing through other ventures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBloodlines and belonging: Time to abandon ius sanguinis?
EditorsC. Dumbrava
Place of PublicationFlorence
PublisherEuropean University Institute/ EUDO Observatory on Citizenship
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

Publication series

SeriesRSCAS Working papers
NumberRSCAS 2015/80

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