Migration in Political Theory: The Ethics of Movement and Membership

Sarah Fine (Editor), Lea Ypi (Editor)

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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
Original languageEnglish
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages320
ISBN (Print)9780199676606, 9780198843085
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2016


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    Fine, S., 28 Jan 2016, Migration in Political Theory: The Ethics of Movement and Membership. Fine, S. & Ypi, L. (eds.). Oxford University Press

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