Migration in Political Theory: The Ethics of Movement and Membership (Hardback)
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Migration in Political Theory: The Ethics of Movement and Membership (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 28/01/2016
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Written by an international team of leading political and legal theory scholars whose writings have contributed to shaping the field, Migration in Political Theory presents seminal new work on the ethics of movement and membership. The volume addresses challenging and under-researched themes on the subject of migration. It debates the question of whether we ought to recognize a human right to immigrate, and whether it might be legitimate to restrict emigration. The authors critically examine criteria for selecting would-be migrants, and for acquiring citizenship. They discuss tensions between the claims of immigrants and existing residents, and tackle questions of migrant worker exploitation and responsibility for refugees. The book illustrates the importance of drawing on the tools of political theory to clarify, criticize, and challenge the current terms of the migration debate.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199676606
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 647 g
Dimensions: 241 x 166 x 23 mm


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In their introduction to Migration in Political Theory, the editors claim that its essays will 'highlight and scrutinize the central, prevalent assumptions about migration that 'inform current political thinking about migration, as well as countless migration and naturalization policies.' The book delivers on this substantial promise, while also interrogating many of the core normative claims advanced in the theoretical migration debates. Although some essays echo arguments that have been advanced before, this is a largely original volume, as well as a timely and significant contribution to the field. * Shelley Wilcox, San Francisco State University *
It would be something of an understatement, given the migration crisis on the borders of Europe, to say that Migration in Political Theory is a timely work. It is notable for highlighting the strong divisions within political theory on migration; it shows that the dissonance in society is reflected in the discipline.This is a praiseworthy collection from notable figures in contemporary political philosophy. It provides a strong overview of the state of the theory. This makes it invaluable to students seeking to become familiar with the literature on the ethics of migration. It will also be essential to postgraduate students and academics conducting research on this topic as it includes several innovative contributions to the debate. * Gwilym David Blunt, University of Cambridge *
Migration questions are among the most frequently discussed in contemporary politics. In answering such questions readers would do well to consult Sarah Fine and Lea Ypi's wonderful collection of ground-breaking essays, which includes chapters from some of the most prominent scholars working on the ethics of movement and membership today. The essays also invite reflection on wider topics including the future of democratic citizenship and obligations of social justice in a context of exclusionary migration policies, cultural diversity and the erosion of social cohesion. Authors expose many inconsistencies and injustices in contemporary practices governing migration. This well-edited book helpfully pushes several debates forward and is a most welcome addition to current literature. * Gillian Brock, University of Auckland *

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