Citizenship and justice

Politics, Philosophy and Economics 10 (3):263-281 (2011)
Abstract
Are the rights, duties, and virtues of citizenship grounded exclusively in considerations of justice, or do some or all of them have other sources? This question is addressed by distinguishing three different accounts of the justification of these rights, duties, and virtues, namely, the justice account, the common-good account, and the equal-membership account. The common-good account is rejected on the grounds that it provides an implausible way of understanding what it is to act as a citizen. It is then argued that the justice account and the equal-membership account provide complementary perspectives that differ in terms of the scope of the duties they ground: the latter offers an analysis of the duties that citizens proper (those with an unconditional right of residence and full political rights) owe to each other, whereas the former provides an analysis of the duties that those who are under the jurisdiction of the same state, whether fellow citizens or not, owe to each other. The article concludes by arguing that the distinction between the justice account and the equal-membership account cuts across the traditional one that is drawn between liberal and republican theories of citizenship
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 11,802
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Citations of this work BETA
Philip Cook (2013). Against a Minimum Voting Age. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 16 (3):439-458.
Similar books and articles
Gillian Brock (2008). What Do We Owe Others as a Matter of Global Justice and Does National Membership Matter? Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 11 (4):433-448.
Seth Lazar (2010). A Liberal Defence of (Some) Duties to Compatriots. Journal of Applied Philosophy 27 (3):246-257.
Jae Hwan Lee & Ronald K. Mitchell (2011). Towards Refining the Concept of Corporate Citizenship. Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 22:265-273.
Cecile Fabre (2004). Good Samaritanism : A Matter of Justice. In Jonathan Seglow (ed.), The Ethics of Altruism. F. Cass Publishers. 128-144.
Mathias Risse (2012). On Global Justice. Princeton University Press.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2010-12-30

Total downloads

55 ( #30,684 of 1,099,746 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

3 ( #126,683 of 1,099,746 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.