The Rights of Others

Recommended by Shahram Khosravi, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #74 in Jurisprudence

This book explores the tension between universal principles of human rights and the self-determination claims of sovereign states as they affect the claims of refugees, asylum-seekers and immigrants. Drawing on the work of Kant's "cosmopolitan doctrine" and positions developed by Hannah Arendt, Seyla Benhabib explores how the topic has been analyzed within the larger history of political thought. She argues that many of the issues raised in abstract debate between universalism and multiculturalism can find acceptable solutions in practice. less

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Shahram Khosravi You can see traces in the Old Testament of the concept of cities of refuge and how to treat a stranger. (Source)

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