Contracting Human Rights
Show Less

Contracting Human Rights

Crisis, Accountability, and Opportunity

Edited by Alison Brysk and Michael Stohl

By chronicling the continuing contest over the reach, range, and regime of rights, Contracting Human Rights analyzes the way forward in an era of many challenges. This multidisciplinary book contributes to building understanding of the maturation of human rights, from a dissident doctrine to a dynamic parameter of global governance and civil society. Through an examination of both global and local challenges to human rights, including loopholes, backlash, accountability, and new opportunities to move forward, this book analyzes trends across multiple-issue areas.
Buy Book in Print
Show Summary Details
You do not have access to this content

Chapter 2: Contracting the refugee regime: the global citizenship gap

Crisis, Accountability, and Opportunity

Alison Brysk


From the beginnings of the human rights regime, Hannah Arendt worried that the international regime could never fully meet the needs of non-citizens. With the highest number of refugees in world history, approaching 65 million, it appears that the citizenship gap continues to compromise the fundamental rights of the world’s neediest people despite decades of development of global governance. Even as new actors, claims, and mechanisms attend evermore to rights above and below the state, persons displaced across states remain the vast unfinished business of the human rights regime. Can new responsibilities be constructed to protect “people out of place” and close the citizenship gap?

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Further information

or login to access all content.