The politics of citizenship – Social contract and inclusivity in Africa

Published: 11/Dec/2020
Source: Nordic Africa Institute

In many African countries, citizenship offers civil rights to those who are included. At the same time, many – especially youth, migrants and other marginalised groups – often do not receive equal recognition in the social contract between state and citizen. They do not have the same access to justice, social protection and welfare services. This policy note addresses the challenges facing inclusive citizenship.

Policy note by Jesper Bjarnesen, Kajsa Hallberg Adu, Henning Melber, Cristiano Lanzano and Patience Mususa


Themes: Acquisition of nationality, African and international standards, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: Pan Africa
Year: 2020