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Jo Shaw

Lerner imagePhD (European Union Law), University of Edinburgh

Room 249

Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
P.O. Box 4
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki

Tel: + 358 (0)2941 23098
Email  jo.shaw (AT) helsinki.fi


Research Interests

  • European Union law and constitution
    citizenship in constitutional context
  • See also

Current Research

Building Citizenship Regimes: a global perspective

Building Citizenship Regimes is an ambitious attempt to explore on a global scale what policy-makers (including legislatures, the framers of constitutions and the judiciary) aim at when they frame the legal and constitutional aspects of citizenship regimes. It breaks citizenship regimes down using a new taxonomy of seven dimensions: (i) inter-state; (ii) relational; (iii) bio-political and bio-territorial; (iv) protective; (v) securitizing; (vi) distributive; and (vii) active/activist.

The main objective of this project is concept-building through the exploration of these seven dimensions, with a view to establishing a new global approach to thinking about law and citizenship in combination.
More details of the project can be read on a short blog post here.