Democracy, Citizenship and the Bits in Between

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This paper lays the foundations for a democratic defence of the argument that at least some non-citizens are entitled to claim rights of political participation with regard to states in which they are not resident. First I outline a distinctively democratic case for granting participatory rights to certain non-resident non-citizens, based upon the central claim that in a democracy those who are governed ought to have the opportunity to participate in the exercise of government. I offer support for extending rights of participation to some non-resident non-citizens by addressing two possible democratic objections, relating to political equality and reciprocity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-640
Number of pages17
JournalCritical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011


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