The Boundaries of Political Rights in Europe: How can the diversity perspective, as an alternative to difference-thinking, contribute to justifying inclusive practices?
AbstractAlthough historically incorrect, political rights continue to be seen as the natural privilege of citizens. Since the First World War, political rights have been conceived in the framework of the Westphalian interstate system and citizenship only. Theorizing about political rights has gone hand in hand with this perception. Accordingly, acquisition of citizenship or naturalization is seen as the prerequisite for aliens’ eligibility to political rights. The conception of political rights as citizen rights stands in stark contrast to the conception of political rights as human rights. This paper presents an argument to the effect that the boundaries of political rights in the European Union should be re-thought in the light of the diversity perspective, which sees political rights as human rights, and introduce a typology of mobility that can be used to create a differentiated scale of political rights for different types of mobility.
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