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The Right to Have RightsCitizenship, Humanity, and International Law$
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Alison Kesby

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199600823

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600823.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
The Right to Have Rights

Alison Kesby

Oxford University Press

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

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