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The Right to Have Rights: Citizenship, Humanity, and International Law

Alison Kesby

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600823
eISBN:
9780191738272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600823.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Writing in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, the political theorist Hannah Arendt argued that the plight of stateless people in the inter-war period pointed to the existence of a ... More


Children Without a State: A Global Human Rights Challenge

Jacqueline Bhabha (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015271
eISBN:
9780262295437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015271.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Children are among the most vulnerable citizens of the world, with a special need for the protections, rights, and services offered by states, and yet, they are particularly at risk from ... More


Agamben and the Politics of Human Rights: Statelessness, Images, Violence

John Lechte and Saul Newman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748645725
eISBN:
9780748689163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645725.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Most commentators agree that human rights today are in crisis. Virtually everywhere one looks, there is violence, deprivation and oppression, which human rights norms – prominent as they are in the ... More


Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy

Karl Widerquist and Grant S. McCall

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748678662
eISBN:
9781474430968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678662.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book shows how—despite significant equivocation—the most influential justifications of government and of private property rely on the seldom-questioned empirical premise that this book calls, ... More


International Relations

Ben Herzog

in Revoking Citizenship: Expatriation in America from the Colonial Era to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814760383
eISBN:
9780814770962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760383.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

U.S. expatriation policies have been influenced and sometimes dictated by international relations between the United States and both its allies and its enemies. This chapter traces those ... More


Stateless persons

David Weissbrodt

in The Human Rights of Non-citizens

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199547821
eISBN:
9780191720086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547821.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses the rights of stateless persons. Topics covered include the right to a nationality, protections against statelessness, and human rights of stateless persons; de jure and de ... More


The Spectacle of Disorder: Race, Decoration, and the Social Logic of Space

Ivy G. Wilson

in Specters of Democracy: Blackness and the Aesthetics of Politics in the Antebellum U.S.

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195337372
eISBN:
9780199896929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337372.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter interrogates the idea of visuality in Herman Melville's short story “Benito Cereno” (1855) by examining the arrangement of space about the slave ship San Dominick. Turning away from the ... More


Introduction

Richard S. Kim

in The Quest for Statehood: Korean Immigrant Nationalism and U.S. Sovereignty, 1905-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195369991
eISBN:
9780199918263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369991.003.0000
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Asian History

The introduction outlines the consequences and implications of Korean diasporic identifications with the homeland in a U.S. setting. On one hand, transnational ties challenge conventional notions of ... More


Exile

Nicole A. Waligora-Davis

in Sanctuary: African Americans and Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195369915
eISBN:
9780199893379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369915.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter underscores the historic alienation of blacks from American legal culture, what Richard Wright labels “the Negro paradox,” by examining the 1947 kangaroo murder trial and conviction of a ... More


Introduction

Alison Kesby

in The Right to Have Rights: Citizenship, Humanity, and International Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600823
eISBN:
9780191738272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600823.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Introduces Hannah Arendt’s concept of the right to have rights and the purpose, approach, and structure of the book. Chapters 1 to 5 examine five different, and at times competing, interpretations of ... More


The Right to have Rights as a ‘Place in the World’

Alison Kesby

in The Right to Have Rights: Citizenship, Humanity, and International Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600823
eISBN:
9780191738272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600823.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 1 examines the right to have rights in the context of the movement of people across borders. In the present international system of states, it is imperative that each person has a ‘place in ... More


The Right to have Rights as Nationality

Alison Kesby

in The Right to Have Rights: Citizenship, Humanity, and International Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600823
eISBN:
9780191738272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600823.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 2 examines the emancipatory potential and limits of the right to have rights conceived in terms of the right to a nationality. Four different conceptions of the right are examined and ... More


The Right to have Rights as Humanity

Alison Kesby

in The Right to Have Rights: Citizenship, Humanity, and International Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600823
eISBN:
9780191738272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600823.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 4 examines the right to have rights from the perspective of international human rights law. At issue is the claim that the human is the subject of rights—a claim which is challenged by ... More


Placeless People: Writings, Rights, and Refugees

Lyndsey Stonebridge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198797005
eISBN:
9780191838637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797005.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The twentieth century bore witness to the creation of a new class of person: the placeless people; those who cross frontiers and fall out of nation states; the refugees; the stateless; the rightless. ... More


Introduction

Karl Widerquist and Grant S. McCall

in Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748678662
eISBN:
9781474430968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678662.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter defines “the Hobbesian hypothesis” as the claim that the Lockean proviso is fulfilled: everyone benefits from the state and/or the property rights system. The chapter previews the book’s ... More


Modern Political Philosophy and Prehistoric Anthropology: Some Preliminary Issues

Karl Widerquist and Grant S. McCall

in Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748678662
eISBN:
9781474430968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678662.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Because this book involves two very different academic disciplines, political philosophy and anthropology, some background about the relevant topics in each one is helpful. In this chapter, Section 1 ... More


The Hobbesian Hypothesis: How a Colonial Prejudice Became an Essential Premise in the Most Popular Justification of Government

Karl Widerquist and Grant S. McCall

in Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748678662
eISBN:
9781474430968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678662.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter introduces the role of “the Hobbesian hypothesis” in social contract theory by discussing how Thomas Hobbes introduced it. It defines the version of “the Lockean proviso” relevant to ... More


John Locke and the Hobbesian Hypothesis: How a Similar Colonial Prejudice Became an Essential Premise in the Most Popular Justification of Private Property Rights

Karl Widerquist and Grant S. McCall

in Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748678662
eISBN:
9781474430968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678662.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter introduces the role of “the Hobbesian hypothesis” (the claim that “the Lockean proviso” is fulfilled) in the natural rights justification of private property by discussing John Locke’s ... More


The Hobbesian Hypothesis in Nineteenth-Century Political Theory

Karl Widerquist and Grant S. McCall

in Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748678662
eISBN:
9781474430968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678662.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter shows how “the Hobbesian hypothesis” (the claim that everyone is better off in a state society with a private property system than they could reasonably expect to be in any society ... More


The Hobbesian Hypothesis in Anthropology

Karl Widerquist and Grant S. McCall

in Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748678662
eISBN:
9781474430968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678662.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores how Hobbesian ideas affected the development of anthropology and how “the Hobbesian hypotheses” (the claim that everyone is better off in a state society with a private property ... More


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