Philosophy 24/7

A Podcast That Interviews Leading Philosophers About Pressing Moral and Political Issues.

Who can join the political community?

With Seyla Benhabib

People who live in democratic countries won’t all have the same rights. Children can’t vote, for example. Some long-term residents, who aren’t citizens, might be able to vote in local but not national elections. Illegal immigrants can’t vote at all. Then there are full citizens who live abroad - they might have some, but not necessarily the full set of political rights. David Edmonds speaks to Seyla Benhabib of Yale University about the nature of political membership.