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Citizenship and Immigration - Borders, Migration and Political Membership in a Global Age

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This work offers a timely philosophical analysis of interrelated normative questions concerning immigration and citizenship in relation to the global context of multiple nation states. In it, philosophers and scholars from the social sciences address both fundamental questions in moral and political philosophy as well as specific issues concerning policy. Topics covered in this volume include: the concept and the role of citizenship, the equal rights and representation of citizens, general moral frameworks for addressing immigration issues, the duty to obey immigration law, the use of ethnic, cultural, or linguistic criteria for selective immigration, domestic violence as grounds for political asylum, and our duty to refugees in general. The urgency of the need to discuss these matters is clear. Several humanitarian crises involving human migration across national boundaries stemming from war, economic devastations, gang violence, and violence in ethnic or religious conflicts have unfolded. Political debates concerning immigration and immigrant communities are continuing in many countries, especially during election years. While there have always been migrating human beings, they raise distinctive issues in the modern era because of the political context under which the migrations take place, namely, that of a system of sovereign nation states with rights to control their borders and determine their memberships. This collection provides readers the opportunity to parse these complex issues with the help of diverse philosophical, moral, and political perspectives. 

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Titel: Citizenship and Immigration - Borders, Migration and Political Membership in a Global Age
Autoren/Herausgeber: Ann E. Cudd, Win-chiat Lee (Hrsg.)
Aus der Reihe: AMINTAPHIL: The Philosophical Foundations of Law and Justice
Ausgabe: 1st ed. 2016

ISBN/EAN: 9783319327853

Seitenzahl: 239
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 543 g
Sprache: Englisch

Ann E. Cudd is Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Philosophy at Boston University. She works primarily in social and political philosophy and philosophy of economics. She is the author of Analyzing Oppression (Oxford 2006) and co-author with Nancy Holmstrom of Capitalism: For and Against, A Feminist Debate (Cambridge 2011). Her most recent publication is “Inequality in Higher Education,” in The Equal Society, edited by George Hull.  Win-Chiat Lee is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Wake Forest University. His published work is mostly on legal and political philosophy, including global justice and the philosophy of international criminal law. His most recent article, “The Judgeship of All Citizens: Dworkin’s Protestantism about Law,” appears in Law and Philosophy.

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