The Birthright Lottery
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The Birthright Lottery

Citizenship and Global Inequality
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ISBN-13:
9780674032712
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
17.04.2009
Seiten:
290
Autor:
Ayelet Shachar
Gewicht:
584 g
Format:
245x155x24 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

* Preface * Introduction: The Puzzle of Birthright Citizenship Part I: Birthright Citizenship and Global Inequality * Re-conceptualizing Membership: Citizenship as Inherited Property * Abolishing vs. Resurrecting Borders: Moving Beyond the Binary Options * A New Basis for Global Redistribution: The Birthright Privilege Levy Part II: From Global to Local: Over-Inclusion, Under-Inclusion, and Democratic Legitimacy * Blood and Soil: Birthright Citizenship in the Domestic Arena * Popular Defenses of Birthright Citizenship and Their Limitations * Curtailing Inheritance: Towards a Jus Nexi Membership Allocation Principle * Notes * References * Index
Argues that birthright citizenship in an affluent society can be thought of as a form of property inheritance. The author deploys this fresh perspective to establish that nations need to expand their membership boundaries beyond outdated notions of blood-and-soil in sculpting the body politic.