The rights of others [electronic resource] : aliens, residents and citizens / Seyla Benhabib.
- Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
- John Robert Seeley lectures ; 5.
The John Robert Seeley lectures ; 5
1 online resource (265 p.)
- Political rights.
Emigration and immigration.
Noncitizens -- Civil rights.
Refugees -- Civil rights.
Immigrants -- Civil rights.
- Electronic books.
- The Rights of Others 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. Few issues in world politics today are more important, or more troubling, but morally acceptable solutions do nonetheless exist.
- Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 On hospitality: rereading Kant's cosmopolitan right; 2 "The right to have rights": Hannah Arendt on the contradictions of the nation-state; 3 The Law of Peoples, distributive justice, and migrations; 4 Transformations of citizenship: the European Union; 5 Democratic iterations: the local, the national, and the global; Conclusion: cosmopolitan federalism; Bibliography; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 222-238) and index.
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