Al Jazeera’s Cyprus Papers have exposed a corrupt trade that sells citizenship on the Mediterranean island. But Cyprus is no rogue state: its “golden passport” scheme is firmly rooted in the logic of global capitalism, which makes everything — including citizenship — a commodity.
Leandros Fischer is a postdoctoral researcher in migration studies at Aalborg University. He has previously taught at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia and conducted fieldwork among migrants to Cyprus from the Middle East. He is active in movements for the right to the city in Limassol.
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