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Seyla Benhabib's The Rights of Others

Aliens, Residents, and Citizens

By Burcu Ozcelik

Macat Library

112 pages

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In The Rights of Others, Benhabib argues that the transnational movement of people across the globe has brought to the fore fundamental dilemmas facing liberal democracies: tension between a state’s commitment to universal human rights, and to its sovereign self-determination and its claims to regulate its national borders on the other. Re-conceptualises the boundaries of political membership in liberal democracies instead proposing ‘porous’ borders rather than open ones and a right to ‘just membership,’ advocating cosmopolitan federalism in the tradition of Kant. Banhabib’s work goes to the heart of key issues faced in a world of forced displacement, Brexit, and increased protectionism.

Table of Contents

Ways in to the text

Who was Seyla Benhabib?

What does The Rights of Others say?

Why does The Rights of Others matter?

Section 1: Influences

Module 1: The Author and the Historical Context

Module 2: Academic Context

Module 3: The Problem

Module 4: The Author's Contribution

Section 2: Ideas

Module 5: Main Ideas

Module 6: Secondary Ideas

Module 7: Achievement

Module 8: Place in the Author's Work

Section 3: Impact

Module 9: The First Responses

Module 10: The Evolving Debate

Module 11: Impact and Influence Today

Module 12: Where Next?

Glossary of Terms

People Mentioned in the Text

Works Cited

About the Author

Burcu Ozcelik is a Teaching Associate in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. Her broader research engages with human rights reform and constitutionalisation, political theories of reconciliation and recognition, agonistic democratic theory, and evolving understandings of self-determination, and she has conducted empirical research into contemporary Kurdish politics in Turkey, Iraq and Syria and Turkey’s foreign policy in the Middle East.

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Subject Categories

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LAW / General
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General
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POLITICAL SCIENCE / General