Il diritto dell’ospitalità. Cittadini e stranieri nell’età globale

  • Caterina Resta Università di Messina


One of the characteristics of the global age, alongside the creation of a world market and the free circulation of goods and information, is a new impulse for migration processes. Huge masses of migrants move on Earth along winding and risky escape routes, pushed to move away from war and poverty, in search of better conditions of existence. We need to go back to thinking about the ambiguous status of the foreigner, oscillating between the figure of the enemy (hostis) and that of the guest (hospes). In our time, the foreigner who asks for hospitality poses a challenge to Nation-States that cannot be evaded by mere rejection-policies. In the general decline of the State-form and its functions, an irremediable contradiction is revealed, which takes the form of a real “world civil war” between the principles of State-sovereignty and national citizenship and the supranational principle of the right to migrate (ius migrandi), as a fundamental human right, to which a universal right to hospitality and citizenship should correspond. This later right shall be payable beyond the Nation-States’ borders.

Keywords: Migrations, Foreigner, Guest, Hospitality, Nation-State



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RestaC. (2019). Il diritto dell’ospitalità. Cittadini e stranieri nell’età globale. Bollettino Filosofico, 34, 132-145.