Political Rights, Republican Freedom, and Temporary Workers

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Alex Sager

Portland State University

Date Written: 2014


I defend a neo-republican account of the right to have political rights. Neo-republican freedom from domination is a sufficient condition for the extension of political rights not only for permanent residents, but also for temporary residents, unauthorized migrants, and some expatriates. I argue for the advantages of the neo-republican account over the social membership account, the affected-interest account, the stakeholder account, and accounts based on the justification of state coercion.

Keywords: Political Philosophy, Neo-Republicanism, Migration, Political Rights, Democracy

Suggested Citation

Sager, Alexander, Political Rights, Republican Freedom, and Temporary Workers (2014). Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 17 (2): 189-211, 2014, DOI:10.1080/13698230.2012.733586 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1900822

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Portland State University ( email )

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Portland, OR 97207
United States

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