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Statelessness and Citizenship - A Comparative Study on the Benefits of Nationality (Hardcover) Loot Price: R2,797
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Statelessness and Citizenship - A Comparative Study on the Benefits of Nationality (Hardcover): Brad K. Blitz, Maureen Lynch

Statelessness and Citizenship - A Comparative Study on the Benefits of Nationality (Hardcover)

Brad K. Blitz, Maureen Lynch

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that there are more than 12 million stateless people in the world. The existence of stateless populations challenges some central tenets of international law and contemporary human rights discourses, yet only a very small number of states have made measurable progress in helping individuals acquire or regain citizenship. This fascinating study examines positive developments in eight countries and pinpoints the benefits of citizenship now enjoyed by formerly stateless persons. The expert contributors present an original comparative study that draws upon legal and political analysis as well as empirical research (incorporating over 120 interviews conducted in eight countries), and features the documentary photography of Greg Constantine. The benefits of citizenship over statelessness are identified at both community and individual level, and include the fundamental right to enjoy a nationality, to obtain identification documents, to be represented politically, to access the formal labor market and to move about freely. Gaining or reacquiring citizenship helps eliminate isolation and solicits the empowerment of individuals, collectively and personally. Such changes are of considerable importance to the advancement of a human rights regime based on dignity and respect. This highly original and thought-provoking book will strongly appeal to a wide-ranging audience including academics, researchers, students, human rights activists and government officials with an interest in a diverse range of fields encompassing law, international studies, public policy, human rights and citizenship.

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Imprint: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 2011
Editors: Brad K. Blitz • Maureen Lynch
Dimensions: 234 x 156mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-1-84980-067-9
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Business & Economics > Economics
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social welfare & social services
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Political economy
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social welfare & social services > Welfare & benefit systems
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights > Civil rights & citizenship
LSN: 1-84980-067-7
Barcode: 9781849800679

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