Yossi Harpaz (Ph.D., Princeton University, 2016) is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Tel-Aviv University. His research deals with contemporary changes in the institution of citizenship and their impact on global inequality and national identity. Harpaz uses a range of data and methods – original statistics, interviews and comparative-historical analysis – to explore the growth of a new relation to national membership. As dual citizenship becomes increasingly legitimate, growing numbers of people experience citizenship as a global resource that has practical value outside the granting country’s borders – for example, as an insurance policy or a premium passport.
Harpaz's book - Citizenship 2.0: Dual Nationality as a Global Asset - is forthcoming in September 2019 with Princeton University Press. https://press.princeton.edu/titles/30396.html
The book presents in-depth analyses of three study cases of dual citizenship: Israelis who acquire citizenship from European-origin countries such as Germany or Poland; Hungarian-speaking citizens of Serbia who obtain a second citizenship from Hungary (and, through it, EU citizenship); and Mexicans who give birth in the United States to secure American citizenship for their children. The book sheds new light on the global trend of instrumental and commodified citizenship, and explores its implications for ethnic and national identities, immigration and inequality.