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.
1. An Introduction to the Ethics of Immigration, Alex Sager / Part I: Admissions / 2. The Open Borders Debate, Amy Reed-Sandoval / 3. Exclusion, Discretion, and Justice, Michael Blake / 4. The Place of Persecution and State Action in Refugee Protection, Matthew Lister / 5. Caring Relations and Family Migration Schemes, Caleb Yong / 6. Temporary Labour Migration and Global Inequality, Patti Tamara Lenard / Part II: Enforcement and Its Effects / 7. The Difference That Detention Makes: Reconceptualizing the Boundaries of the Normative Debate on Immigration Control, Stephanie J. Silverman / 8. Rethinking Consent in Trafficking and Smuggling, Valeria Ottonelli and Tiziana Torresi / Part III: Integration and Inclusion / 9. Civic Integration: The Acceptable Face of Assimilation?, Iseult Honohan / 10. Arguments for Regularization, Adam Hosein / Part IV: New Directions for the Philosophy of Immigration / 11. Migration and Feminist Care Ethics, Parvati Raghuram / 12. Illegal: White Supremacy and Immigration Status, Jose Jorge Mendoza / 13. Methodological Nationalism and the 'Brain Drain', Alex Sager / Bibliography / Notes on Contributors / Index
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, Université 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, Università 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
This is an excellent collection of academic essays on some of the key normative issues raised by the laws, policies and practices that govern immigration in liberal states. Nearly all of the contributors work in political theory or philosophy, though the collection distinguishes itself in taking a more self-consciously practical approach to the issues, closely attuned to specific institutional and strategic contexts and the dominant modes of argument in public discourse.
This collection deftly accomplishes the difficult task of accurately representing the current state of the philosophical debates on migration while also broadening this discourse to address many critical but hitherto overlooked real world issues. Timely, illuminating, and methodologically pluralistic, The Ethics and Politics of Immigration is an important contribution to the field and a superb example of publicly engaged philosophy.
This is an excellent collection. All of the essays are of high quality, many address topics that have been neglected in the normative literature, and some adopt new methodological approaches. Everyone interested in the ethical questions raised by migration will gain from reading this book.