Chapter

Introduction

Alison Kesby

in The Right to Have Rights

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199600823
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738272 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600823.003.0001
Introduction

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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 the right to have rights. Each chapter in turn explores the question of the right to have rights along two related axes: the right to have rights in terms of ‘a place in the world’ and the right to have rights in terms of the subject of rights. These two axes provide a unifying thread for the five chapters.

Keywords: ‘right to have rights’; hannah arendt; the subject of rights; a ‘place in the world’; nationality; citizenship, humanity; international human rights law; public international law; statelessness; the politics of human rights

Chapter.  6692 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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