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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


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


The Right to have Rights as the Politics of Human Rights

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/9780199600823.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Focusing on the work of the French philosopher Jacques Rancière, Chapter 5 examines the right to have rights in terms of the politics of human rights—of the rightless taking up, claiming, and ... 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 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


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 Citizenship

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/9780199600823.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 3 examines the right to have rights in terms of citizenship: membership of the political community. Arendt’s conception of citizenship forms the starting point of the analysis, and the ... More


Conclusion

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/9780199600823.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The author concludes by presenting her understanding of the right to have rights, arguing that the complex interrelation of citizenship, nationality, humanity, and politics traced throughout the ... More


The “Right to Have Rights” to the Rescue: From Human Rights to Global Democracy

Eva Erman

in Human Rights at the Crossroads

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199376414
eISBN:
9780190259853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199376414.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter aims to highlight some ambiguities in the attempts to account for the intrinsic elements of democracy via “the right to have rights,” and offers some guidance in the choice of ... More


The Problem

Sarah Conly

in One Child: Do We Have a Right to More?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190203436
eISBN:
9780190203450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190203436.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Chapter 1 argues that we need to consider population growth as the most important cause of environmental damage. There is extensive evidence that most of the environmental damage we’re doing is a ... More


Citizenship Status

Sofia Näsström

in The Spirit of Democracy: Corruption, Disintegration, Renewal

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192898869
eISBN:
9780191925405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898869.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

The chapter examines the corruption, disintegration, and renewal of democracy in relation to citizenship status. It shows that the prerogative of sovereign peoples to control migration and decide ... More


One Child: Do We Have a Right to More?

Sarah Conly

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190203436
eISBN:
9780190203450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190203436.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This book argues that at present we don’t have a right to have more than one child. The world is suffering serious environmental degradation, and we can foresee that as the population rises this ... More


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