Udi Sommer

Udi Sommer
Associate Professor of Political Science


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Tel Aviv University, Naftali 529
Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL


Omer Solodoch – Politics, Law & Society

I analyze the variation in birthright citizenship law both in terms of its antecedents and in terms of its consequences for democracy

Research focus: I analyze the variation in birthright citizenship in various samples including among 50 European and OECD nations. The figure below shows the negative correlation between the share of Extreme Right parties in parliament and level of inclusive citizenship policy in 50 OECD countries. In this analysis, we measure the inclusiveness of citizenship policy by coding restrictions in jus soli (“right of the soil”) law of each country, which grants citizenship to every newborn child within the national territory. See CITLAW indicators for the methodology and data on most of these countries.

Bio: Omer Solodoh is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Tel Aviv University, specializing in comparative political economy and immigration. Prior to his PhD, Omer attended Tel Aviv University, where he received his B.A. in economics and political science (summa cum laude) and his M.A. in political science (summa cum laude).