Title The Birthright Lottery : Citizenship and Global Inequality / Ayelet Shachar.
Imprint Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, [2021]


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Description 1 online resource (290 p.)
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In English.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 21. Apr 2021).
Subject Citizenship.
Sociological jurisprudence.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction: The Puzzle of Birthright Citizenship -- Part One. Birthright Citizenship and Global Inequality -- Part Two. From Global to Local: Overinclusion, Underinclusion, and Democratic Legitimacy -- Notes -- References -- Index.
Summary The vast majority of the global population acquires citizenship purely by accidental circumstances of birth. In The Birthright Lottery, Ayelet Shachar argues that birthright citizenship in an affluent society can be thought of as a form of property inheritance: that is, a valuable entitlement transmitted by law to a restricted group of recipients under conditions that perpetuate the transfer of this prerogative to their heirs.