Citizenship by Investment: Law, policy, and sociology

Hilary 2021 / Thursdays 4:00pm - 5:15pm


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Convened by: Madeleine Sumption & Dimitry Kochenov

Over the past 15 years, a growing number of countries have offered residence or citizenship in return for a financial investment or even just a payment. While residence by investment programmes have been common for many years in high-income countries, the recent development of citizenship by investment (CBI) programmes in the European Union—and particularly in Malta—has attracted much controversy. This seminar series takes a multi-disciplinary approach to examine the implications and impacts of citizenship by investment, bringing together scholars from law, sociology, politics and history.

Further readings on each of the seminar topics can be found here.

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