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Co-National and Cosmopolitan Obligations towards Foreigners

Lee, Yuk Kong (2011) Co-National and Cosmopolitan Obligations towards Foreigners Politics, 31 (3). pp. 159-166.

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This article specifically argues against those who think that, by appealing to Thomas Hurka's argument for co-national obligations in his ‘The Justification of National Partiality’, these co-national obligations take priority over certain cosmopolitan obligations towards foreigners, when the shared history of the co-nationals is (a) a history of shared suffering, (b) a shared history of mutual benefit or (c) a shared history of jointly benefiting others. I shall argue that if this is the case, then Hurka's account surprisingly gives us a reason to fulfil our cosmopolitan obligations towards foreigners first before fulfilling our special obligations towards co-nationals.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
Authors :
Lee, Yuk
Date : 2 September 2011
DOI : 10.1111/j.1467-9256.2011.01415.x
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2011 The Author. Politics © 2011 Political Studies Association
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 16 Aug 2017 14:03
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 18:55

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