The Rights of Others
Aliens, Residents, and Citizens
By (author) Seyla Benhabib
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Rights of Others by Seyla Benhabib
Book DescriptionThe 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 unravelling, definitions of political membership become much less clear. Indeed few issues in world politics today are more important, or more troubling. In her Seeley Lectures, the distinguished political theorist Seyla Benhabib makes a powerful plea, echoing Immanuel Kant, for moral universalism and cosmopolitan federalism. She advocates not open but porous boundaries, recognising both the admittance rights of refugees and asylum seekers, but also the regulatory rights of democracies. The Rights of Others is a major intervention in contemporary political theory, of interest to large numbers of students and specialists in politics, law, philosophy and international relations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521831345
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Seyla Benhabib
Politics in Dark Times, Paperback (October 2010)
This collection explores Hannah Arendt's thought against the background of recent world-political events.
Migrations and Mobilities, Paperback (March 2009)View all books by Seyla Benhabib
Discusses the unprecedented challenges that the movement of peoples across national borders poses, for the people involved as well as for the places to which they travel and their countries of origin.
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Author Biography - Seyla Benhabib
Seyla Benhabib is one of the leading political theorists in the world today and Eugene Meyer Professor at Yale University.
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