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About: Statelessness is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 781 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 6856 citation(s). The topic is also known as: stateless. more

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24 Jul 2008-
Abstract: 1. Theorizing citizenship rights and statelessness Part I. Citizenship Imperilled: How Marketization Creates Social Exclusion, Statelessness, and Rightlessness: 2. Genealogies of Katrina: the unnatural disasters of market fundamentalism, racial exclusion, and statelessness 3. Citizenship, statelessness, nation, nature, and social exclusion: Arendtian lessons in losing the right to have rights Part II. Historical Epistemologies of Citizenship: Rights, Civil Society, and the Public Sphere: 4. Citizenship troubles: genealogies of struggle for the soul of the social 5. What's political or cultural about political culture and the public sphere? Toward a historical epistemology of concept formation Part III. In Search of Civil Society and Democratic Citizenship: Romancing the Market, Reviling the State: 6. Let them eat social capital: how marketizing the social turned Solidarity into a bowling team 7. Fear and loathing of the public sphere: how to unthink a knowledge culture by narrating and denaturalizing Anglo-American citizenship theory. more

486 citations

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Peter T. Leeson1Institutions (1)
Abstract: Could anarchy be good for Somalia's development? If state predation goes unchecked government may not only fail to add to social welfare, but can actually reduce welfare below its level under statelessness. Such was the case with Somalia's government, which did more harm to its citizens than good. The government's collapse and subsequent emergence of statelessness opened the opportunity for Somali progress. This paper investigates the impact of anarchy on Somali development. The data suggest that while the state of this development remains low, on nearly all of 18 key indicators that allow pre- and post-stateless welfare comparisons, Somalis are better off under anarchy than they were under government. Renewed vibrancy in critical sectors of Somalia's economy and public goods in the absence of a predatory state are responsible for this improvement. Journal of Comparative Economics35 (4) (2007) 689–710. more

274 citations

23 Feb 2012-
Abstract: Introduction 1. Conceptualizing Climate Change-Related Movement 2. The Relevance of International Refugee Law 3. Climate Change-Related Movement and International Human Rights Law: The Role of Complementary Protection 4. State Practice on Protection from Disasters and Related Harms 5. 'Disappearing States', Statelessness, and Relocation 6. Moving with Dignity: Responding to Climate Change-Related Mobility in Bangladesh 7. 'Protection' or 'Migration'? The 'Climate Refugee' Treaty Debate 8. Institutional Governance 9. Overarching Normative Principles Conclusion more

125 citations

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Abstract: This special issue of JEMS deals with the challenges of migration for citizenship attribution in Western Europe. In this introductory paper we analyse recent developments in citizenship attribution across Western Europe over the past 25 years. Despite the contradictory impact of the instrumentalisation and politicisation of citizenship policies, and the fact that countries have different citizenship traditions and migration experiences, we observe six broad trends. These relate to the descent-based transmission of citizenship by women, men and emigrants; ius soli provisions for second- and third-generation immigrants; the acceptance of multiple citizenship; the introduction of language and integration requirements for naturalisation; the avoidance of statelessness; and the increasing relevance of EU membership. We describe the background and core features of each of these six trends and provide empirical examples from citizenship policies in 18 West European countries since the early 1980s. more

117 citations

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Seyla Benhabib1Institutions (1)
01 Nov 2004-Fordham Law Review
Abstract: When at the end of the eighteenth century Kant penned his reflections on cosmopolitan right, the expansion of western imperialist ventures into the Americas had been underway for several centuries, since the late 1400s, while in the same period the Dutch, the Portuguese, the Spanish, and the British imperial navies had been vying with each other for dominance in the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, and the Far East. The right to hospitality was articulated against the background of such western colonial and expansionist ambitions. Kant's extensive references to the opening of Japan and China to western travelers and merchants in the “Perpetual Peace” essay give us a very lively sense of this historical context (Kant [1795] 1923, 444–446; see also Wischke 2002, 227). Arendt's reflections on statelessness emerge against a different historical background: the collapse of the multinational and multiethnic empires in Europe in the period between two world wars. The extensive use of denaturalization – that is, revocation of citizenship rights – to deal with unwanted minorities and refugees on the part of the European nation-states emerges in this context. A most brilliant, even if not fully explored, insight on Arendt's part is that the experiences gained by western powers during the colonization of Africa inform and even historically inspire the treatment of minorities in continental Europe. Overseas imperialism and continental imperialism are related. Despite these observations, missing from Kant's as well as Arendt's considerations is an explicit recognition of the economic interdependence of peoples in a world society. more

115 citations

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