Skip to main content

National Limits to Democratic Citizenship

Buy Article:

$43.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

The author claims that the national community's right to self-definition regarding membership finds some limits in its commitment to a liberal democratic order. Among these is the ultimate exclusion of permanent resident aliens from the sphere of civic equality. To the extent that access to the equal enjoyment of rights is connected to national citizenship as a membership status, the argument goes, permanent resident aliens should be granted the nationality of the country of residence automatically and unconditionally. The author also explores some objections that can be raised against this claim from a concern with the preservation of both a fair scheme of distribution of burdens and benefits within the state and the integrative capacity of liberal democracies.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: University of Seville, Department of Constitutional Law, Avda. del Cid, s/n, 41004 Seville, Spain

Publication date: 01 March 1998

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more