Citizenship for sale: neomedieval, not just neoliberal?

Ana Tanasoca

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    Abstract

    Opponents of commodification say that some things should not be for sale. Is citizenship one of them? Citizenship-by-investment schemes of naturalization allow investors virtually to “buy” citizenship. Revisiting objections to the older practice of selling another civic status—noble status—underscores many reasons why this trade may be regarded as problematic. The practice of selling citizenship is not only similar to that of selling honours but might also be thought wrong in analogous ways.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)169-195
    Number of pages27
    JournalEuropean Journal of Sociology
    Volume57
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

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