Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 September 2011

352 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199731732

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Debating the Ethics of Immigration

Is There a Right to Exclude?

Christopher Heath Wellman and Phillip Cole

Debating Ethics

  • The book has a clear focus on philosophical theory and ethical argument, referring to economic and other evidence for the positions taken where this is helpful, but making it clear that what is ultimately at stake is the morality of border controls.
  • Each author sets out a distinct and thought-provoking position on the ethics of immigration, with Christopher Wellman arguing that legitimate states have the right to have any immigration regime they want, and Phillip Cole arguing that national borders should be completely open.
  • By setting out what may seem to be radical positions, Wellman and Cole succeed in showing clearly what is at stake when it comes to the ethics of migration policy.

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