Migrants, civil society and sovereign states: Investigating an ethical hierarchy

Frost, Mervyn (1998) Migrants, civil society and sovereign states: Investigating an ethical hierarchy. Political Studies, 46 (5). pp. 871-885. ISSN 0032-3217. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Many actors in global politics profess both a commitment to basic human rights and to a system of sovereign democratic states. There are clear tensions between these commitments which become apparent when seeking ethical answers to the increasingly urgent problem of migrants who cross state boundaries in pursuit of better life chances elsewhere. Is it possible to achieve a coherence between a commitment to individual human rights and to sovereign democratic states? It is argued that a neo-Hegelian constitutive theory of individuality provides a useful guide to our thinking about this matter.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: R.F. Xu
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2009 09:19
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2009 09:19
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17748 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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