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Immigration Ethics and the Context of Justice

Immigration Ethics and the Context of Justice

| March 2017
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This review essay by Linda Bosniak engages David Miller’s recent book Strangers in our Midst. Specifically, Bosniak highlights the tensions inherent in Miller’s contextualist political theory of immigration.

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Ending Statelessness Through Belonging: A Transformative Agenda?

| December 2016
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The subject of belonging conjures up a realm of emotions. This essay explores statelessness through the prism of belonging, asking whether the United Nations Refugee Agency’s reframing of statelessness as an issue of belonging can be successful in eradicating statelessness globally.

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<i>Migration in Political Theory: The Ethics of Movement and Membership</i>, Sarah Fine and Lea Ypi, eds.

Migration in Political Theory: The Ethics of Movement and Membership, Sarah Fine and Lea Ypi, eds.

| December 2016
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This collection of twelve essays by some of the most distinguished political theorists, philosophers, and legal scholars working on the normative issues surrounding borders and migration addresses a wide range of theoretical and practical topics.

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Is the EU Gradually Renouncing its Fundamental Values in Order to Better Protect its External Borders?

Is the EU Gradually Renouncing its Fundamental Values in Order to Better Protect its External Borders?

| November 2016
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Given the EU’s increasing outsourcing of its border security strategy to third countries, Solon Ardittis calls for “a fully fledged set of fundamental rights guidelines and monitoring mechanisms” to ensure the bloc does not abandon its fundamental values in favor of protecting its external borders.

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The Stateless and the New UN Secretary-General

The Stateless and the New UN Secretary-General

| August 2016
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When it comes to the crisis of the stateless—those who have fled their homes, been ejected from their states by war, conflict, natural disasters or economic collapse, or who can no longer remain as citizens of their states by virtue of their race, religion, ethnicity or class—the old, established ways of doing things are coming under strain.

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Children’s Rights as Human Rights

Children’s Rights as Human Rights

| December 2015
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Fundamental state failures—to recognize and act in children’s best interest; to afford them the right to be heard; and to respect, protect, and fulfill their other rights–threaten children worldwide. Two new books address these failures.

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Cosmopolitan Sentiment and Membership (Citizenship) in the Demos

| December 2015
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Striking a sustainable balance between the needs of the demos and the desire to be cosmopolitan will be the defining political debate of the coming year.

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Migration, Democracy, and Cosmopolitanism

Migration, Democracy, and Cosmopolitanism

| December 2015
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When economies are prosperous and societies are secure, cosmopolitanism finds greater acceptance. When economies contract or insecurity grows, pressure grows to restrict and limit the demos. This tug of war is now defining politics in Europe and the United States.

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