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The Resource Democracy and its others, by Jeffrey H. Epstein

Democracy and its others, by Jeffrey H. Epstein

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Democracy and its others
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Democracy and its others
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by Jeffrey H. Epstein
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Today's unprecedented levels of human migration present urgent challenges to traditional conceptualizations of national identity, nation-state sovereignty, and democratic citizenship. Foreigners are commonly viewed as outsiders whose inclusion within or exclusion from "the people" of the democratic state rests upon whether they benefit or threaten the unity of the nation. Against this instrumentalization of the foreigner, this book traces the historical development of the concepts of sovereignty and foreignness through the thought of philosophers such as Plato, Locke, Hobbes, Rousseau, Derrida, and Benhabib in order to show that foreignness is a structural feature of sovereignty that cannot be purged or assimilated. Understood in this light, foreignness allows for new forms of democratic political unity to be imagined that reject local practices which deprive individuals of political membership solely on the basis of national citizenship. This cosmopolitan model for citizenship provides a novel conceptual framework that simultaneously upholds the legal importance of democratic citizenship for political justice while ceaselessly contesting the exclusionary logic of the nation-state that reserves democratic rights for members of the nation alone.--
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1974-
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Epstein, Jeffrey H.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Political theory and contemporary philosophy
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  • Democracy
  • Aliens
  • Immigrants
  • Political rights
  • Citizenship
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Democracy and its others, by Jeffrey H. Epstein
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-305) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17827541
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 309 pages
Isbn
9781501312007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)922910408
Label
Democracy and its others, by Jeffrey H. Epstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17827541
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 309 pages
Isbn
9781501312007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)922910408

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