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The “Fifth Column”: Jus Soli and Geopolitics of Dual Citizenship

  • Maxim TabachnikEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter explores the impact of the geopolitics of dual citizenship on the politics of jus soli in Moldova, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. While the link between dual citizenship and jus soli is not new, the connection to geopolitics results in an unexpected account of the concern or outright fears projected by the image of a “fifth column” of dual citizens serving the interests of a foreign power. The empirical findings firmly tie the politics of territorial citizenship to not only domestic and historical factors but also geopolitics and foreign policy.

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  1. 1.Department of PoliticsUniversity of California, Santa CruzSanta CruzUSA

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