The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents, and Citizens

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The Rights of Others examines the boundaries of political community by focusing on political membership.

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Benhabib engages with traditional Western liberal thinkers to articulate a moderate cosmopolitan position from the perspective of democratic discourse ethics. Although she is at times incisive ... Read full review

Contents

On hospitality rereading Kants cosmopolitan right
25
The right to have rights Hannah Arendt on the contradictions of the nationstate
49
The Law of Peoples distributive justice and migrations
71
Transformations of citizenship the European Union
129
Democratic iterations the local the national and the global
171
cosmopolitan federalism
213
Bibliography
222
Index
239
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Page 7 - Discrimination, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights...
Page 11 - ... Despite the crossborder character of these rights, the Declaration upholds the sovereignty of individual states. Thus a series of internal contradictions between universal human rights and territorial sovereignty are built into the logic of the most comprehensive international law documents in our world. The Geneva Convention of 1951 Relating to the Status of Refugees and its Protocol added in 1967 are the second most important international legal documents governing crossborder movements.
Page 7 - Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination...

About the author (2004)

Seyla Benhabib is one of the leading political theorists in the world today and Eugene Meyer Professor at Yale University.

Seyla Benhabib is one of the leading political theorists in the world today and Eugene Meyer Professor at Yale University.

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