The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents, and Citizens

The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents, and Citizens

by Seyla Benhabib
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521831342

ISBN-13: 9780521831345

Pub. Date: 12/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Rights of Others examines the boundaries of political community by focusing on political membership - the principles and practices for incorporating aliens and strangers, immigrants and newcomers, refugees and asylum seekers, into existing polities. Boundaries define some as members, others as aliens. But when state sovereignty is becoming frayed, and national…  See more details below

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The Rights of Others examines the boundaries of political community by focusing on political membership - the principles and practices for incorporating aliens and strangers, immigrants and newcomers, refugees and asylum seekers, into existing polities. Boundaries define some as members, others as aliens. But when state sovereignty is becoming frayed, and national citizenship is unraveling, definitions of political membership become much less clear. In her Seeley Lectures, political theorist Seyla Benhabib makes a powerful plea, echoing Immanuel Kant, for moral universalism and cosmopolitan federalism. She advocates not open but porous boundaries, recognizing not only the admittance rights of refugees and asylum seekers, but also the regulatory rights of democracies. The Rights of Others is an intervention in contemporary political theory, of interest to students and specialists in politics, law, philosophy, and international relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521831345
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Series:
Seeley Lectures Series, #5
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1On hospitality : rereading Kant's cosmopolitan right25
2"The right to have rights : Hannah Arendt on the contradictions of the nation-state49
3The law of peoples, distributive justice, and migrations71
4Transformations of citizenship : the European Union129
5Democratic iterations : the local, the national, and the global171
Conclusion : cosmopolitan federalism213

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