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An emergent cosmopolitan paradigm? Asylum, welfare and human rights

Morris, L (2009) 'An emergent cosmopolitan paradigm? Asylum, welfare and human rights.' British Journal of Sociology, 60 (2). 215 - 235. ISSN 0007-1315

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Abstract

This paper addresses the recognition in cosmopolitan debate of a possible disjuncture between the normative ideal of cosmopolitanism and its realization in practice. Taking as its focus the potential conflict between human rights commitments and national concern about immigration control, it reflects on a series of legal challenges to UK government attempts to withdraw support from asylum seekers who do not claim on entry into the country. Set in the context of socio-legal theory, these cases are analysed for signs of a 'national' or 'cosmopolitan' paradigm in judicial interpretation, and considered as a possible instance of reflexive judgment, espoused as a feature of cosmopolitanism. © 2009 London School of Economics and Political Science.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2011 13:25
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 12:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1718

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