The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents, and Citizens / Edition 1

The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents, and Citizens / Edition 1

by Seyla Benhabib
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521538602

ISBN-13: 9780521538602

Pub. Date: 06/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book explores the tension between universal principles of human rights and the self-determination claims of sovereign states as they affect the claims of refugees, asylum-seekers and immigrants. Drawing on the work of Kant's "cosmopolitan doctrine" and positions developed by Hannah Arendt, Seyla Benhabib explores how the topic has been analyzed within the larger…  See more details below

Overview

This book explores the tension between universal principles of human rights and the self-determination claims of sovereign states as they affect the claims of refugees, asylum-seekers and immigrants. Drawing on the work of Kant's "cosmopolitan doctrine" and positions developed by Hannah Arendt, Seyla Benhabib explores how the topic has been analyzed within the larger history of political thought. She argues that many of the issues raised in abstract debate between universalism and multiculturalism can find acceptable solutions in practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521538602
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/15/2004
Series:
Seeley Lectures Series, #5
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. On hospitality: rereading Kant's cosmopolitan doctrine; 2. 'The right to have rights': Hannah Arendt and the contradictions of the nation-state; 3. The law of peoples, distributive justice and migrations; 4. Transformations of citizenship: the case of the European Union; 5. Democratic iterations: the local, the national and the global; Conclusion; References; Index.

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