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States Without Nations Citizenship for Mortals

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ISBN-10: 0231148771

ISBN-13: 9780231148771

Edition: 2011

Authors: Jacqueline Stevens

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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, Stevens imagines a world in which birthright citizenship, family inheritance,…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 5/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

The Persistence and Harms of Birthright Citizenship in So-called Liberal Theory and Countries
Abolishing Birthright Citizenship
A Theory of Wealth for Mortals
Abolishing Inheritance
The Law of the Mother
Abolishing Marriage
Abolishing Private Land Rights: Toward a New Practice of Eminent Domain
Religion and the Nation-State
Appendix: Methods for an Open Society