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.
|Title of host publication||Bloodlines and belonging: Time to abandon ius sanguinis?|
|Place of Publication||Florence|
|Publisher||European University Institute/ EUDO Observatory on Citizenship|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
|Series||RSCAS Working papers|
Dumbrava, C. (2015). Don’t put the baby in the dirty bathwater! A Rejoinder. In C. Dumbrava (Ed.), Bloodlines and belonging: Time to abandon ius sanguinis? (pp. 46-50). European University Institute/ EUDO Observatory on Citizenship. RSCAS Working papers, No. RSCAS 2015/80 http://hdl.handle.net/1814/37578