This book presents a systematic study of the history, theory and policy of investor citizenship and residence programmes. It explores how states develop new rules of joining their community in response to globalisation and highlights the tension between citizenship policies aimed at migrant integration and those, such as the sale of passports, which create ´long-distance citizens´. Individual chapters offer insights in the historical relationship between citizenship, money and property; discuss arguments that support and counter the practice of the sale of citizenship; and examine the interests and strategies of the different actors-states, companies, individuals-that constitute the ´supply´ and ´demand´ sides of the burgeoning citizenship industry. The book provides a global overview of the market for investor citizenship as well as a separate policy analysis of the sale of citizenship and residence in the European Union.
The Global Market for Investor Citizenship:Politics of Citizenship and Migration Jelena Dzankic
The Global Market for Investor Citizenship:1st ed. 2019 Jelena D?anki´, Jelena Dzankic
Peter Thiel is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and author. The PayPal cofounder and Facebook´s first professional investor was ranked number four on the Forbes Midas List of 2014, with a net worth of $2.2 billion, and number 246 on the Forbes 400 in 2016, with a net worth of $2.7 billion. Thiel was born in Frankfurt and holds German citizenship. He moved with his family to the United States as an infant and spent a portion of his upbringing in Africa before returning to the US and attending San Mateo High School. He studied philosophy at Stanford University, graduating with a BA in 1989. He then went on to the Stanford Law School and received his JD in 1992. After graduation, he worked as a judicial clerk for Judge James Larry Edmondson, a securities lawyer for Sullivan & Cromwell, a speechwriter for former US Secretary of Education William Bennett, and as a derivatives trader at Credit Suisse prior to founding Thiel Capital in 1996. He then cofounded PayPal in 1999 and served as chief executive officer until its sale to eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion. After eBay´s acquisition of PayPal, he founded Clarium Capital, a global macro hedge fund. He launched Palantir Technologies, an analytical software company, in 2004 and continues to serve as its chairman as of 2016. His Founders Fund, a venture capital firm, was launched in 2005 along with PayPal partners Ken Howery and Luke Nosek. Earlier, Thiel became Facebook´s first outside investor when he acquired a 10.2% stake for $500,000 in August 2004. He sold the majority of his shares in Facebook for over $1 billion in 2012 but remains on the board of directors. He also cofounded Valar Ventures in 2010 and operates as its chairman, cofounded Mithril Capital, of which he is investment committee chair, in 2012, and has served as a partner in Y Combinator since 2015. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew S. Baldwin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092768/bk_acx0_092768_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A revelatory examination of the history and future of the Australian Greens After a decade of leadership changes and volatility in Canberra, the Australian electorate is disillusioned with the two major parties. But what about the Greens, the supposed ?third force? in Australian politics? Inside the Greens exposes the workings of a divided, defensive organisation reckoning with structural and strategic challenges. Reeling from a series of shocking seat losses, the dual-citizenship crisis, dramatic factional showdowns and suggestions of internal sabotage, can the party hang together? Has it strayed too far from its origins in grassroots activism? Can the Greens do politics differently and still succeed at the polls? Respected journalist Paddy Manning examines the personalities, policies and turning points that have led the party to where it is today. Drawing on archival material, conferences and interviews with party friends and foes, and with Greens past and present ? including Bob Brown, Christine Milne, Lee Rhiannon and Richard Di Natale ? Manning weaves a compulsively readable account of where the Greens are heading, and what that means for Australia. Paddy Manning is the editor of The Monthly Today , the daily newsletter produced by The Monthly . During almost twenty years in journalism he has worked for Crikey, The Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial Review and The Australian , and reported for ABC TV?s Four Corners . A three-time winner in the Citigroup Journalism Awards for Excellence, Manning founded the magazine Ethical Investor . His previous books include biographies of Malcolm Turnbull and Nathan Tinkler, and an investigation into fracking in Australia.