Retheorising Statelessness: A Background Theory of Membership in World Politics

Front Cover
Edinburgh University Press, 2012 - Political Science - 191 pages
Applies international political theory to statelessness as an ethical and political concern

Stateless persons are increasingly a concern of governments, international agencies and NGOs. Now, Kelly Staples supplies a much-needed political theorisation of statelessness. Her membership theory framework combines theory and contemporary case studies to demonstrate the connection between the protections of state membership, the burdens of statelessness and the situation of stateless persons.

Key Features
  • A critical contribution to understanding the principles and practices of membership and protection in 21st century international politics
  • Bridges empirical and legal accounts of statelessness and existing theoretical accounts of membership, rights and protection
  • Essential reading for those interested in the future study of international political theory, global justice and human rights

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (2012)

Kelly Staples is Lecturer in International Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester. She was awarded her PhD by the University of Manchester in 2008, and is author of 'Statelessness, sentimentality and human rights: A critique of Rorty's liberal human rights culture', published in Philosophy and Social Criticism in 2011.

Bibliographic information