The Ethics of Migration Beyond the Immigrant-Host State Nexus
Rutger Birnie (EUI), Bouke de Vries (Max Planck Institute, Göttingen) and Rainer Bauböck (EUI). Supported by the Department of Political and Social Sciences (EUI), the Migration Policy Center (RSCAS) and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen
Over the last three decades, normative political theorists have devoted much attention to the issue of migration. However, most of this literature has singularly focused on the relationship between individual migrants and their state of destination. The debate centres on two sets of questions. The first is whether states have a right to keep would-be immigrants out or whether, conversely, migrants have a right to cross international borders. The second is whether states have a duty to extend citizenship or more limited packages of rights to migrants living in their territory and whether those migrants have a duty to integrate into their host society.
Dates: 11-12 January 2018
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