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Author Wellman, Christopher Heath.

Title Debating the ethics of immigration : is there a right to exclude? / Christopher Heath Wellman and Phillip Cole
Published New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 340 pages)
Series Debating ethics
Debating ethics.
Contents Introduction -- PART ONE. : FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND THE RIGHT TO EXCLUDE -- 1. In Defense of the Right to Exclude -- 2. The Egalitarian Case for Open Borders -- 3. The Libertarian Case for Open Borders -- 4. The Democratic Case for Open Borders -- 5. The Utilitarian Case for Open Borders -- 6. Refugees -- 7. Toward an International Institution with Authority over Immigration -- 8. Guest Workers -- 9. Selection Criteria -- 10. Conclusion -- PART TWO. : OPEN BORDERS: AN ETHICAL DEFENSE -- 11. The Shape of the Debate -- 12. The Case Against the Right to Exclude -- 13. Wellman on Freedom of Association -- 14. Consequentialist Concerns -- 15. Toward a Right to Mobility -- 16. Conclusion -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y
Summary Do states have the right to prevent potential immigrants from crossing their borders, or should people have the freedom to migrate and settle wherever they wish? Christopher Heath Wellman and Phillip Cole develop and defend opposing answers to this timely and important question. Appealing to the right to freedom of association, Wellman contends that legitimate states have broad discretion to exclude potential immigrants, even those who desperately seek to enter. Against this, Cole argues that the commitment to the moral equality of all human beings - which legitimate states can be expected to
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Emigration and immigration -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Immigrants -- Civil rights.
Form Electronic book
Author Cole, Phillip.
ISBN 0199813574