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Lecture by Seyla Benhabib


What does it mean to be a citizen today? How do we acquire the right to belong to a political community? What is the link between rights of political participation and civil and social rights? Is it possible to speak of economic citizenship? Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University Seyla Benhabib will be reflecting on the instability today of the concept of citizenship in Europe, at a time of a radical increase in inequality, mass migration and the decreased ability of nation states to regulate their own borders.

Seyla Benhabib, Eugene Mayer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University and author of Dignity in Adversity: Human Rights in Troubled Times (Polity, 2011).

 Presented by: Judit Carrera, head of the Centre for Documentation and Debate at the CCCB.

Lecture of the series "Wield the Word", in which will also participate Axel Honneth, Saskia Sassen, Fina Birulés, Albert Lladó, Manel Ollé, Isabella Gresser, Bo Stråth, Luc Boltanski, Montserrat Guibernau and Peter Wagner.

Presenters: Judit Carrera

Participants: Seyla Benhabib

This activity is part of Wield the Word, The Barcelona Debate

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