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    The Politics of the Human.Laura Brace, Moya Lloyd, Andrew Reid, Kelly Staples, Véronique Pin-Fat & Anne Phillips - 2018 - Contemporary Political Theory 17 (2):207-240.
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    Statelessness, Sentimentality and Human Rights: A Critique of Rorty’s Liberal Human Rights Culture.Kelly Staples - 2011 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 37 (9):1011-1024.
    This article considers the ongoing difficulties for mainstream political theory of actualizing human rights, with particular reference to Rorty’s attempt to transcend their liberal foundations. It argues that there is a problematic disjuncture between his articulation of exclusion and his hope for inclusion via the expansion of the liberal human rights culture. More specifically, it shows that Rorty’s description of victimhood is based on premises unavailable to him, with the consequence that stateless persons are rendered inhuman, and, further, that his (...)
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    Statelessness and the Politics of Misrecognition.Kelly Staples - 2012 - Res Publica 18 (1):93-106.
    This article focuses on the account of disrespect found in Honneth’s theory of recognition. In it, I am particularly interested in the form of misrecognition or disrespect which is the negation of respect , and which is clearly represented by statelessness. Respect, for Honneth, is closely connected to legal recognition. Guided by Honneth’s view of critical theory as ‘not entirely without a foundation in social reality’, the article puts together an analysis of the political dynamics of his model of disrespect. (...)
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    Refugees and the Myth of Human Rights: Life Outside the Pale of the Law.Kelly Staples - 2017 - Contemporary Political Theory 16 (4):597-599.
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    Undocumented Nationals: Between Statelessness and Citizenship, Wendy Hunter (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2019), 75 Pp., Paperback $18, eBook $14. [REVIEW]Kelly Staples - 2020 - Ethics and International Affairs 34 (4):562-563.
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