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In The Ethics of Immigration, Joseph Carens synthesizes a lifetime of work to explore and illuminates one of the most pressing issues of our time. Immigration. The Ethics of Immigration is a September book by the philosopher Joseph Carens. Contents. 1 Structure of the book; 2 Reception. Interviews and self-. Apr 24, Joseph H. Carens, The Ethics of Immigration, Oxford University Press, , pp., $ (hbk), ISBN Reviewed by Arash.

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Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does ethlcs provide a proxy. Many will not agree with some of Carens’ claims, especially his controversial conclusion, but none will be able to dismiss his views lightly. Carens responded to the critiques in two blog posts.

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Carens – – Oup Usa. Why Naturalization Should Be Easy: But one might suspect that a proper firewall would rule out the vast array of available information-gathering opportunities — resulting in considerable tension between Carens’s firewall argument and his provisional concession to the conventional view.

Since migrants eventually develop, over the course of residing in a polity, a network of social ties that constitutes social membership, the social-membership norm implies that all persons acquire an unconditional moral claim to citizenship after several years of residence.

The Case for Open Borders Carens begins by focusing on current immigration controversies in North America and Europe about access to citizenship, the integration of immigrants, temporary workers, irregular migrants and the admission of family members and refugees. In each case, he argues that the norm restricts state discretion in its treatment of non-citizens.

Immigration, Association, and the Family.

This entry has no external links. Beginning from the premise that all humans have equal moral worth — such that jkseph justification cxrens taking into account everyone’s interests in a way that is fair to all — he concludes that there is a general human right to freedom of interstate migration.


Matthew Lister – – Law and Philosophy 29 6: Towards a Theory of Immigration. Sarah Song – – Journal of Applied Philosophy 33 4: In this book he successfully blends philosophical reflections with practical illustrations and speaks to a broad audience of citizens in wealthy democracies who are troubled about their moral right to exclude immigrants from access to their territory and citizenship.

Why is it impermissible to discriminate on the basis of religion in the name of the public interest, but permissible do so on the basis of poverty carems social class? Immigration and Democratic Principles: The results are sometimes surprising, often provocative, and always well-argued.

The Ethics of Immigration – Hardcover – Joseph Carens – Oxford University Press

Carens’s book covers a lot of ground, so it should not be surprising if it raises as many questions as it answers. Sign in to use this feature. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Movement within and between states”.

To the objector who bites that bullet, and so effectively raises bthe second objection to the autonomy argument, Carens counters by appealing directly to a vital interest in autonomy itself, i.

He also makes the very important argument that liberal democracies’ commitment to respecting everyone’s general human rights requires providing unauthorized migrants with the state services necessary for protecting those rights, and that to do so effectively requires erecting a “firewall” between the provision of those services and state enforcement of visa regulations.

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The Ethics of Immigration

To premise citizenship on beliefs is to violate the human right to freedom of conscience; on renouncing other citizenships serves no genuine state interest; on good character is to invite procedural abuses; on sufficient funds is to discriminate against the poor; and on civic tests is to embrace the undemocratic view that citizenship hinges on immigrwtion.

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New Books in Philosophy. History of Western Philosophy. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The Theory of Social Membership”.

Carens’s argument begins with the observation that the discretion claimed by states over admissions is joxeph acknowledged to be subject to two important constraints: In the last josep of the book he moves beyond the currently feasible to ask questions about immigration from a more fundamental perspective. Carens’s justification for ruling out race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation is that such exclusions would violate a liberal democratic norm against “stigmatizing form[s] of discrimination” I shall here focus on the book’s first part.


With respect to temporary workers, Carens argues that they should enjoy the same rights governing their working conditions as citizens; that excluding temporary workers from the benefits carrens social programs i,migration to contributions from workers’ salaries, and into which temporary workers also pay, violates a norm of reciprocity which Carens supposes to be another liberal democratic norm ; but that, granting the conventional view, the moral caeens of temporary workers to the benefits of other, morally optional social programs only arises after several years of residence a proxy for social membership.

Social Dynamics Brian Skyrms. Carens considers several objections to this argument, the two most serious of which are that a even if there were vital interests at stake in domestically free movement, there are no equivalent interests in free movement between states, and that b in fact there are no vital interests that warrant recognizing domestic freedom of movement as a general human right.

Powerfully argued by one of the world’s leading political philosophers on the issue, The Ethics of Immigration is a landmark work on one of the most important global social trends of our era. Disadvantage Jonathan Wolff and Avner de-Shalit. Oxford University Press Amazon. Harsh Justice James Q. Consider two important objections to the argument that temporary workers should have the same rights regulating working conditions as citizens. Carens navigates deftly between grand theory and contextual analysis, between the demands of realism and those of justice, to achieve a synoptic and clarifying analysis of migration ethics.