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Author Gibney, Matthew J.

Title The ethics and politics of asylum : liberal democracy and the response to refugees / Matthew J. Gibney
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (x, 287 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Partiality: community, citizenship and the defence of closure; 2 Impartiality: freedom, equality and open borders; 3 The Federal Republic of Germany: the rise and fall of a right to asylum; 4 The United Kingdom: the value of asylum; 5 The United States: the making and breaking of a refugee consensus; 6 Australia: restricting asylum, resettling refugees; 7 From ideal to non-ideal theory: reckoning with the state, politics and consequences
Summary Over the last two decades, asylum has become a highly charged political issue across developed countries. This book draws upon political and ethical theory and an examination of the experiences of the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and Australia to consider how to respond to the challenges of asylum
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-278) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Asylum, Right of.
Refugees -- Government policy.
Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511210566
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0521009375 (pb.)
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9780511490248 (ebook)
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