• Jan 12, 2017

Richard Sobel: “Citizenship as Foundation of Rights”

  • 1:00 - 2:00 PM
  • Wasserstein Hall, Room 1010, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

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Part 2 Audio:

Citizenship as Foundation of Rights
Citizenship as Foundation of Rights explores the nature and meaning of American citizenship and the rights flowing from citizenship in the context of current debates around politics, including immigration. The book explains the sources of citizenship rights in the Constitution and focuses on three key citizenship rights – the right to vote, the right to employment, and the right to travel in the US. It explains why those rights are fundamental and how national identification systems and ID requirements to vote, work and travel undermine the fundamental citizen rights.