Citizenship & Human Rights

Term: Fall 2010

Subject Code: GPOL

Course Number: 5355

Human rights are universal: in principle they apply equally to all humans.  Citizenship, on the other hand, is restricted to those who are legally members of a political community that is territorially bounded and governed by a state.  What is the relationship between human rights and citizenship?  How have they been linked conceptually and historically?  How is that relationship now changing with the globalization of human rights?  In this course we will familiarise ourselves with the terms of this question, looking at geographically and historically specific constructions of the relationship between citizenship and human rights, and conceptual resources that have been used to understand that relationship. 

This course is taught by Kate Nash, VIsiting Professor



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