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Fully Human: Personhood, Citizenship, and Rights

Lindsey N. Kingston


Fully Human: Personhood, Citizenship, and Rights critically considers how inequalities related to citizenship and recognition impact one’s ability to claim so-called universal and inalienable rights. Today, citizenship itself serves to recognize an individual as fully human or worthy of fundamental human rights—yet this robust form of political membership is limited or missing entirely for some vulnerable groups. These protection gaps are central to hierarchies of personhood—inequalities that render some people more “worthy” than others for protections and political membership—that lead to gro ... More

Keywords: citizenship, human rights, statelessness, forced migration, migration, nomadic peoples, indigenous peoples, minority rights, noncitizenship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190918262
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190918262.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lindsey N. Kingston, author
Associate Professor of International Human Rights, Webster University