Synopses & Reviews
This book is the first interdisciplinary study of the fundamental normative issues underpinning immigration policy. A distinguished group of economists, political scientists, and philosophers offer a stimulating and provocative discussion of this complex topic. Among the issues addressed are the proper role of the state in supporting a particular culture, the possible destabilization of the political and social life of a country through immigration and the size and distribution of economic losses and gains.
"This is an excellent collection of essays on the moral dimensions of immigration policy and the significance of national boundaries." James W. Nickel, Philosophy in Review
Table of Contents
Immigration, welfare, and justice /Joseph H. Carens --Citizenship, the demands of justice, and the moral relevance of political borders /Jules L. Coleman and Sarah K. Harding --A two-country parable /James M. Buchanan --Immigration, identity, and justice /Jean Hampton --Immigration, justice, and culture /Stephen R. Perry --Fear and loathing at the border /Louis Michael Seidman --Immigration policy in liberal political theory /Mark Tushnet --The welfare economics of immigration law : a theoretical survey with an analysis of U.S. policy /Alan O. Sykes --Just borders : normative economics and immigration law /Gillian K. Hadfield --Some caveats on the welfare economics of immigration law /Susan B. Vroman --The case for a liberal immigration policy /Michael J. Trebilcock.