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The Diaspora

Literally a diaspora is the “dispersion of a people leaving their homeland and migrating in various directions”.

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Secularisation and Post-Secularisation

“Secularisation” means the process that has above all characterised western countries during the contemporary era and led to the progressive abandonment of religious rules and sacral kinds of behaviour..

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Cosmopolitism

It is the philosophical and political concept that extends the ideas of citizenship and homeland to the whole world and to all humankind, opposing the particularity of nations and national states.

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Civil Society

From the mid-1980s to the present, civil society has been a key category of democratic politics, increasingly in a genuinely international setting.

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The Mediterranean

Mediterranean: literally the sea in the middle of lands, a bordering sea, and linking these lands. This characteristic makes the Mediterranean a sea that does belong to all the countries overlooking it, but to none in particular, a shared sea, not available for becoming private property..

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Reset
A month of ideas.
Giancarlo Bosetti Editor-in-chief
Association for dialogue and intercultural understanding
Resetdoc Videos
IT Monday, 1 March 2010

Migrations and Human Rights

Seyla Benhabib

In this exclusive Resetdoc interview, Seyla Benhabib, philosopher and professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale, says «When you come to the land of ‘Another’ and your intentions are peaceful, you have a moral and legal claim to be able to stay there. But whether you are permitted to stay when the danger is past, whether you can actually be a member of that society, is a sovereign claim. Citizenship entails being able to fulfil certain kinds of qualifications and conditions if you are a foreigner. There must be an open, transparent, consistent way for the stranger to become a member of a state.»


Filmmaker: Nikolai Eberth
Interview: Nina zu Fürstenberg
Textediting: Claudia Durastanti

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