While post-communist European countries have been the site of stalling democratisation and rising backsliding, the consequences of backsliding on the evolution of citizenship regimes have remained largely unexplored. This event is based on the collaborative CIVICA project on Contestations of citizenship in contexts of democratic backsliding: lessons from post-communist Europe, and brings together EUI, LSE and CEU, together with associates from other institutions. Case-studies and comparative interdisciplinary research unpack how citizenship regimes change when democratic governance becomes a façade veiling populist and authoritarian political objectives.
The book presented at the end of this event - Kin Majorities: Identity and Citizenship in Crimea and Moldova, offers a fresh perspective on how citizenship interacts with cross-border and local identities, with crucial implications for the politics of geography, nation, and kin-states, as well as broader understandings of post-Soviet politics.
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