Readership: Students and scholars of political theory, political community, and immigration policy
Joseph Carens, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto
Joseph H. Carens, Ph.D., is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Culture, Citizenship, and Community, which won the 2002 C. B. Macpherson Award, and of Equality, Moral Incentives and the Market. He has written for the Boston Review, Political Theory, Journal of Political Philosophy, and many other journals.
"Caren's writes in a refreshingly calm, measured, humane voice about one of the most politically charged and morally urgent issues of our time, deftly illustrating what philosophers can add to the heated conversation. He is the leading anglophone political philosopher working on the subject of immigration, and this book is the culmination of decades of path-breaking research...a brilliant and engaging, persuasive book, which attempts to reconcile the claims of democratic communities and the claims of migrants." - Sarah Fine, The Times Literary Supplement
"This book offers a very well-written and insightful introduction for
scholars of migration in general not simply for ethicists." - Yusuf Yuksekdag, Linkoping University, Political Studies Review
"The book captivates the reader by its precise analysis, language and arguments. Carens' writing successfully avoids any abstract theoretical demonstrations. He rather focuses on thorough examples while dealing with the complex questions on existing residence regimes and their contested ethics." - Dr Baerbel Heide Uhl, International Journal of Refugee Law
"The Ethics is indispensable reading for anyone interested in the morality of immigration and it will be of value both to philosophers and to empirical social
scientists." - Matthew J. Gibney, Migration Studies.
1. Introduction: Mapping the Ethics of Immigration
PART I: WHO BELONGS?
2. Birthright Citizenship
4. Beyond Legal Citizenship to Inclusion
5. Permanent Residents
6. Temporary Workers
7. Irregular Migrants
8. The Theory of Social Membership
PART II: WHO SHOULD GET IN?
9. Ordinary Admissions
11. The Case for Open Borders
12. The Claims of Community
Appendix: Presuppositions and Political Theory