States Without Nations EBOOK Tooltip Citizenship for Mortals

Taal: Engels
  • Engels
  • E-book
  • 9780231520218
  • november 2009
  • 384 pagina's
  • Adobe ePub
Alle productspecificaties
  • bol.com Kobo LeesappEbooks lezen is heel makkelijk. Na aankoop zijn ze direct beschikbaar op je Kobo e-reader en op je smartphone of tablet met de gratis bol.com Kobo app.

Samenvatting

As citizens, we hold certain truths to be self-evident: that the rights to own land, marry, inherit property, and especially to assume birthright citizenship should be guaranteed by the state. The laws promoting these rights appear not only to preserve our liberty but to guarantee society remains just. Yet considering how much violence and inequality results from these legal mandates, Jacqueline Stevens asks whether we might be making the wrong assumptions. Would a world without such laws be more just?


Arguing that the core laws of the nation-state are more about a fear of death than a desire for freedom, Jacqueline Stevens imagines a world in which birthright citizenship, family inheritance, state-sanctioned marriage, and private land ownership are eliminated. Would chaos be the result? Drawing on political theory and history and incorporating contemporary social and economic data, she brilliantly critiques our sentimental attachments to birthright citizenship, inheritance, and marriage and highlights their harmful outcomes, including war, global apartheid, destitution, family misery, and environmental damage. It might be hard to imagine countries without the rules of membership and ownership that have come to define them, but as Stevens shows, conjuring new ways of reconciling our laws with the condition of mortality reveals the flaws of our present institutions and inspires hope for moving beyond them.

Lees de eerste pagina's

Nog geen reviews

Productspecificaties

Inhoud

Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
E-book
Verschijningsdatum
november 2009
Aantal pagina's
384 pagina's
Ebook formaat
Adobe ePub
Aanbevolen leeftijd
22 jaar
Illustraties
Nee

Betrokkenen

Auteur
Jacqueline Stevens
Uitgever
Columbia University Press

Lees mogelijkheden

Lees dit ebook op
Android (smartphone en tablet) | Kobo e-reader | Desktop (Mac en Windows) | iOS (smartphone en tablet) | Windows (smartphone en tablet) | Overige e-reader

EAN

EAN
9780231520218

Overige kenmerken

Extra groot lettertype
Nee
NUR code
730
Subtitel
Citizenship for Mortals

Je vindt dit artikel in

Categorieën
Taal
Engels
Studieboek of algemeen
Algemene boeken
29 99
Direct beschikbaar
Verkoop door bol.com
Ebook
  • E-book is direct beschikbaar na aankoop
  • E-books lezen is voordelig
  • Dag en nacht klantenservice
  • Veilig betalen