Citizenship and Immigration - Borders, Migration and Political Membership in a Global Age

  • Ann E. Cudd
  • Win-chiat Lee

Part of the AMINTAPHIL: The Philosophical Foundations of Law and Justice book series (AMIN, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ann E. Cudd, Win-chiat Lee
    Pages 1-13
  3. Conceptions of Citizenship

  4. Citizenship and Equal Rights

  5. Moral Frameworks for Immigration Issues

  6. Immigration and the Ethics of Exclusion

  7. Asylum and Refugee Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. T. Nicolaus Tideman
      Pages 229-239

About this book


This work offers a timely philosophical analysis of interrelated normative questions concerning immigration and citizenship in relation to the global context of multiple nation states. In it, philosophers and scholars from the social sciences address both fundamental questions in moral and political philosophy as well as specific issues concerning policy. Topics covered in this volume include: the concept and the role of citizenship, the equal rights and representation of citizens, general moral frameworks for addressing immigration issues, the duty to obey immigration law, the use of ethnic, cultural, or linguistic criteria for selective immigration, domestic violence as grounds for political asylum, and our duty to refugees in general.

The urgency of the need to discuss these matters is clear. Several humanitarian crises involving human migration across national boundaries stemming from war, economic devastations, gang violence, and violence in ethnic or religious conflicts have unfolded. Political debates concerning immigration and immigrant communities are continuing in many countries, especially during election years. While there have always been migrating human beings, they raise distinctive issues in the modern era because of the political context under which the migrations take place, namely, that of a system of sovereign nation states with rights to control their borders and determine their memberships. This collection provides readers the opportunity to parse these complex issues with the help of diverse philosophical, moral, and political perspectives. span>


Immigration and Citizenship Cosmopolitan Citizenship Kant’s republicanism John Locke on Naturalizaiton Membership and Community in the State of Nature Equal Citizenship and Religious Liberty Enfranchising part time residents and non-citizens Immigration Law Ethnic Selection Restricting Immigration Fairly Asylum and Refugee Policy Domestic Violence Refuge for All

Editors and affiliations

  • Ann E. Cudd
    • 1
  • Win-chiat Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyWake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemUSA

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