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>.
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1 Introduction; Ann E. Cudd and Win-Chiat Lee Part I Conceptions of Citizenship 2 National Citizenship and Civil Marriage: Ascriptive and Consensual Models; Emily R. Gill 3 Citizens as Artifacts; Wade L. Robison 4 Cosmopolitan Citizenship; Steven P. Lee 5 The Expansion of Kant's Republicanism with Active Citizenship; Yi Deng 6 Public Interests and the Duty of Food Citizenship; Joan McGregor Part II Citizenship and Equal Rights 7 Equal Citizenship and Religious Liberty: An Irresolvable Tension?; Gordon A. Babst and John W. Compton 8 Who Else Should Vote in Local Decision-Making? Enfranchising Part Time Residents and Non-Citizens; John G. Francis Part III Moral Frameworks for Immigration Issues 9 John Locke on Naturalization and Natural Law: Community and Property in the State of Nature; Laurence D. Houlgate 10 Immigration, Citizenship, and the Clash between Partiality and Impartiality; Stephen Nathanson 11 Reconciling the Virtues of Humanity and Respect for the Rule of Law: Irregular Immigration from the Perspective of Humean Virtue Ethics; Kenneth Henley 12 Human Rights, Distributive Justice, and Immigration; Alistair M. Macleod Part IV Immigration and the Ethics of Exclusion 13 On Nonmembers' Duty to Obey Immigration Law: A Problem of Political Obligation; Win-Chiat Lee 14 "Where Are You Really From?" Ethnic and Linguistic Immigrant Selection Policies in Liberal States; Adam Hosein 15 Restricting Immigration Fairly; Bruce Landesman Part V Asylum and Refugee Policy 16 Domestic Violence as Justification for Asylum; Ann E. Cudd 17 If We Were Just We Would Provide Refuge for All; T. Nicolaus Tideman Author Bios.
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