The Ethics and Politics of Immigration: Core Issues and Emerging Trends

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Alex Sager
Rowman & Littlefield International, 2016 - Philosophy - 276 pages
The Ethics and Politics of Immigration provides an overview of the central topics in the ethics of immigration with contributions from scholars who have shaped the terms of debate and who are moving the discussion forward in exciting directions. This book is unique in providing an overview of how the field has developed over the last twenty years in political philosophy and political theory. The essays in this book cover issues to do with open borders, admissions policies, refugee protection and the regulation of labor migration. The book also includes coverage of matters concerning integration, inclusion, and legalization. It goes on to explore human trafficking and smuggling and the immigrant detention. The book concludes with four topics that promise to move immigration ethics in new directions: philosophical objections to states giving preference to skilled laborers; the implications of gender and care ethics; the incorporation of the philosophy of race; and how the cognitive bias of methodological nationalism affects the discussion.

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Alex Sager is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and University Studies at Portland State University, USA. Contributors: Michael Blake, Professor of Philosophy and Public Affairs, University of Washington, USA; Speranta Dumitru, Associate Professor of Political Science, UniversitÚ de Paris Descartes, France; Patti Lenard, Assistant Professor of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, Canada; Iseult Honohan, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin, Ireland; Adam Hosein, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA; Matthew Lister, Graduate Student, Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, USA; Jose Jorge Mendoza, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Worcester State University, USA; Valeria Ottonelli, Associate Professor of Philosophy, UniversitÓ di Genova, Italy; Amy Reed-Sandoval, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas, USA; Stephanie J. Silverman, Research Fellow, University of Toronto, Canada; Tiziana Torresi, Lecturer in Politics, University of Adelaide, Australia; Caleb Yong, Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science, McGill University, Canada

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