People on the Move – Migrants, Refugees, and Citizenship Rights (RT 1/2020)
Rechtstheorie (RT), Band 51, Heft 1
2020. S. 1–128.
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Beschreibung

This special issue collects papers given at a conference convened at the University of Tallinn, Estonia, in February 2019 to discuss on migration and citizenship rights. »People are on the move« – this is an evidence from which the discussion took start. A mass of destitute people migrate both for economic and political reasons from the poor South of the world to the rich North. In a sense this movement is a surrogate of a social revolution. Once people understand that their societies are irremediably closed to social reform, their desire of change and of a better life is privatized and reshaped as the planning of a change of identity and place of residence. The twilight of grand reforms all over the world, the triumph of neoliberal capitalism, and globalization, are all factors that induce people to leave their country and migrate, not to speak of the innumerable authoritarian States and tyrannies producing hundred thousands refugees. The question then is how to deal with this epochal movement of people and with their needs and rights. Is there a right for a migrant to have access to the country she will enter to? Is citizenship necessarily exclusive? Could belonging be conceived as a porose condition? Should social rights be granted to migrants too? The reader will find in this issue a lively and well argue debate on such fundamental problems of our time, and perhaps some hint for possible legitimate solutions.

Inhaltsübersicht

Massimo La Torre
Preface to a Discussion


I. The Fact of Migration: Globalization and Freedom of Movement

Catherine Wihtol de Wenden
Citizenship and Migration in a Globalized World

Luís Pereira Coutinho
The Equality Gap


II. A Right to Migration? Why Borders?

Christine Chwaszczca
Migration and the Unity of Society: A Liberal Perspective

Dietmar von der Pfordten
Citizenship and Humanism

Stephan Kirste
A European Common Area for Asylum – An Argument from Legal Philosophy


III. After Migration: Citizenship

Volker H. Schmidt and Thomas Gutmann
National Citizenship and Categorical Inequality. Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives

Agustín José Menéndez and Espen D. H. Olsen
The Odd Citizenship out: European Citizenship in the Mirror of the Internal and External Other

Massimo La Torre
Europe Lost – Voices on Citizenship and Exile

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