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CNAA / Theses / 2016 / July /

Development of the institution of citizenship in Romania and Moldova

Author: Ciocîrlan Gheorghe
Degree:doctor of law
Speciality: 12.00.02 - Public Law (with specification: Constitutional, Administrative, Police, Military, Financial, Customs, Information, Ecological); Organization and Functioning of Law Institutions
Scientific adviser: Victor Popa
doctor habilitat, professor, Free International University of Moldova


The thesis was presented on the 13 July, 2016
Approved by NCAA on the 6 October, 2016


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citizenship, political and legal connection, acquisition of citizenship, loss of citizenship, dual nationality, deprivation of nationality.


ANNOTATION Ciocîrlan Gheorghe. Thesis: Development of the institution of citizenship in Romania and Moldova. Academic title Doctor of Law. Chisinau, 2016. Thesis structure: Introduction; Introductory chapter "Citizenship in the light of doctrinal approaches"; Basic compartments - 3 chapters, 18 paragraphs, volume – 144 pages basic text; Bibliography includes 214 sources; Number of publications on the topic of thesis - The obtained results are published in 7 scientific papers; The key words - citizenship, political and legal connection, acquisition of citizenship, loss of citizenship, dual nationality, deprivation of nationality. Field of study - 552.01 - Public Law (constitutional); The purpose of work - more complete, thorough and multidimensional elucidation of the legal nature of institution of citizenship in Romania and Moldova. Objectives of the work: formulating a concept of work and creating a theoretical background for analysis at the relevant levels of the legal nature of citizenship; research the evolution of citizenship essence, analysis of conceptual core of citizenship; studying the steps of institutionalization of the components of citizenship; correlating the concepts "nationality" and "citizenship"; studying the evolution of legislation on citizenship in Romania and Moldova; analysis of law provisions on citizenship in Romania and Moldova; highlighting and analyzing change of the essence of citizenship in contemporary societies; scientific approach to current trends of citizenship; analysis of citizenship as a solution to the problem of pluralism in modern societies. Scientific novelty of the research is how to address issues related to citizenship as a multifaceted and multiform concept, in the original content of the thesis, which is expressed, in fact, through conclusions and proposals. Including a deep scientific research of conceptual framework for the analysis of citizenship in democratic societies, the investigation comes to outline concepts and doctrinal assumptions about this institution. There is an interesting thing for the science of constitutional law - the opinion that "nationality" and "citizenship" are presented as terms with a different legal and emotional fullfilment, that should not be used as synonyms; the process of institutionalization of citizenship is characterized by a movement that is extending horizontally and vertically. Important scientific problem that was solved. Highlighting and analyzing change the essence of citizenship in constitutional doctrine of Romania and Republic of Moldova, as well as the scientific approach of current development trends of citizenship in the context of EU accession. The theoretical importance and value of the research . The thesis will bring a beneficial contribution to deeper knowledge of core conceptual issues such as citizenship, institutionalizing of its components, the correlation between nationality and citizenship etc. Aplicable value of the work includes the following: doctrinal, theoretical, normative-legal and legal-didactic aspects. The thesis are actual for the development of science of public law in Romania and Moldova, which requires a new vision of a complex concept such as citizenship, and as a result, serious investigation in this field. Implementation of scientific results. Recommendations are proposed for improving of the legislative framework in the field of making more efficient the institution of citizenship in Romania and Moldova. The work will be used in the scientific and didactic process for academics, doctors, masters and students, and for all those who are interested in the issues and problems of citizenship.