Asylum, welfare and the cosmopolitan ideal : a sociology of rights / Lydia Morris.
- Oxon [England] ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
1 online resource (180 p.)
- Asylum, Right of -- Social aspects.
Asylum, Right of -- Great Britain.
- Electronic books.
- Asylum, Welfare and the Cosmopolitan Ideal: A Sociology of Rights puts forward the argument that rights must be understood as part of a social process: a terrain for strategies of inclusion and exclusion but also of contestation and negotiation. Engaging debate about how 'cosmopolitan' principles and practices may be transforming national sovereignty, Lydia Morris explores this premise through a case study of legal activism, civil society mobilisation, and judicial decision-making. The book documents government attempts to use destitution as a deterrent to control asylum numbers, a
- Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 The right to have rights: Fond illusion or credo for our times?; Chapter 2 Asylum immigration and the art of government; Chapter 3 Welfare asylum and the politics of judgement; Chapter 4 Civil society and civil repair; Chapter 5 An emergent cosmopolitan paradigm?; Chapter 6 Civic stratification and the cosmopolitan ideal; Chapter 7 Cosmopolitanism, human rights and judgement; Chapter 8 Conclusion: A sociology of rights; Bibliography; Index
- "A GlassHouse book."
Includes bibliographical references (pages -165) and index.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.4324/9780203855287 doi
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