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States Without Nations: Citizenship for Mortals

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Description for States Without Nations: Citizenship for Mortals Hardback. Series: New Directions in Critical Theory. Num Pages: 384 pages. BIC Classification: HPS; JMH; JPA; JPVH1. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 229 x 152 x 30. Weight in Grams: 662.
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 ... Read more

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Columbia University Press United States
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New Directions in Critical Theory
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About Jacqueline Stevens
Jacqueline Stevens is a professor in the political science department at Northwestern University and the author of Reproducing the State. She analyzes the politics of hereditary groups, including the laws and pseudoscientific narratives that make ethnicity, nation, race, and other intergenerational groups seem natural. Her research is available at www.jacquelinestevens.org.

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Imagining governments and citizenship unbeholden to rules of birth-that is, cleaving the state from the family (i.e. the nation)-is the single most important thought experiment in political theory since John Rawls asked us to consider justice from a position of veiled ignorance. Jacqueline Stevens is not just a punchy provacateur, she is a careful scholar and an engaging writer. States ... Read more

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