In this Lecture, Professor Coeckelbergh argues that giving robots citizenship seems almost an insult to the very concept of citizenship. And yet, a more relational approach that takes seriously the role of the human and social appearance of robots could help us to understand why people may construct the robot’s political status in more “thick” terms in the near future.
The workshop will examine China’s emerging Social Credit System from different disciplines: political theory, social science, legal jurisprudence, and moral philosophy. It aims at improving our understanding of the system, investigating its ethics, and exploring its legal implications and the regulatory regimes that should govern it.
In this presentation, Benedetta Romano, PhD candidate at the LMU Munich, argues that immigrants do not threaten national identity if they do not share cultural traits similar to those characterizing the host community, but only if they do not share a feeling of belonging to it.
In this presentation, Yossi Harapz, Assistant Professor in Sociology at Tel-Aviv University, examines how the structure and meaning of citizenship are changing for individuals who are already citizens of a country, focusing on citizens’ duties and obligations, the acceptance of multiple citizenship and citizens who do not share a country’s national identity.
In this lecture, Michael W. Doyle presents the Model International Mobility Convention (MIMC), a holistic and rights-based approach to international mobility and a consensus among over 40 academics and policymakers in the fields of migration, human rights, national security, labor economics, and refugee law.
Birthright citizenship (jus soli) is a simple, easily-administered rule to facilitate integration of illegally-present children who are likely to spend most or all of their lives in a country. In the U.S., however, automatic citizenship at birth for such children is deeply problematic for both constitutional and political reasons. The lecture explores what the U.S. experience can teach European policy-makers.
The European Union has not developed thus far a coherent framework of common criteria for immigrant admission into EU citizenship, nor a common integration policy for newcomers. In light of this state of affairs, the Workshop will examine the pros and cons of adopting an EU Directive on Citizenship.
The WZB Berlin Social Science Center, the European University Institute and the London School for Economics and Political Science are proud to jointly organize the second annual European Junior Faculty Forum for Public Law and Jurisprudence (EJFF).
The book talk introduces Primavera De Filippi's and Aaron Wright's "Blockchain and the Law", which urges the legal systems to catch up with emerging technologies. It makes clear that the emerging technology cannot be harnessed productively without new rules and new approaches to legal thinking.
The workshop "Emerging Technologies and the Future of Citizenship" addresses the challenges and opportunities that emerging technologies pose to existing theories and practices of citizenship. The public keynote lecture "The People: Hearing Us, As Sensible" is held by Lawrence Lessig (Harvard University).
Is the genuine link doctrine still a good law for assessing membership? And what is the meaning of a genuine link in a globalized world? This event, which is dedicated to the work of Rainer Bauböck, addresses these and further questions about citizenship and belonging in a panel discussion and subsequent lecture.
The first European workshop of COALA LEX is jointly organised by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the Law Department of the European University Institute. It convenes experts in blockchain technologies together with a small group of key stakeholders across government, academia and tech industry.
This event seeks to understand the varieties of citizenship in a globalised world. It celebrates the continuous geographical and thematic expansion of GLOBALCIT, the successor of EUDO Citizenship since 2017, and creates synergies with the Global Citizenship Governance Project based at the EUI and the WZB Berlin.
Opening lecture to the international workshop, "Migration, Citizenship, and Democracy”, which brings together a team of scholars from different countries and disciplines, who focus on the empirical and normative developments to the concepts of citizenship and democracy that result from global migration.
The workshop explored how migration affects constitutional identity and whether is it justified to impose immigration restrictions in order to protect constitutional essentials. It discussed national, regional, and global challenges presented by international migration.