The Ethics of Immigration

2014.04.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joseph H. Carens, The Ethics of Immigration, Oxford University Press, 2013, 364pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199933839.
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2014.04.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joseph H. Carens, The Ethics of Immigration, Oxford University Press, 2013, 364pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199933839. Reviewed by Arash Abizadeh, McGill University This long-awaited, judicious book on the ethics of interstate migration, by one of the field's founding figures, brings together two strands of Joseph Carens's previous writings on the topic. In the book's first part, he provisionally grants "the conventional view" that states are morally entitled to exercise considerable discretionary control over admissions. His overarching thesis is that, even granting the conventional view, fundamental liberal democratic norms imply that anyone who has resided in a state for several years -- with or without the state's authorization -- has a moral claim to the status and rights of citizenship. Carens then proceeds, in the book's second part, to challenge the conventional. . .

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