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Rightlessness in an Age of Rights

Ayten Gundogdu


This book offers a critical inquiry of human rights by rethinking Hannah Arendt’s political theory in the light of the challenging questions posed by contemporary struggles of migrants. Arendt wrote about the plight of statelessness in the immediate aftermath of World War II, and there have been remarkable developments in the field of human rights since then. Despite all the changes, however, various categories of migrants, especially asylum seekers, refugees, and undocumented immigrants, continue to find it very difficult to access human rights. This book argues that the contemporary manifest ... More

Keywords: Hannah Arendt, human rights, stateless, rightless, asylum seeker, refugee, undocumented immigrant, detention, deportation, refugee camp

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199370412
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370412.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ayten Gundogdu, author
Barnard College