Topic: Migration. This seminar examines recent work on the morality of migration. The first topic is whether or not those who seek to migrate could ever rightly be prevented from doing so. The second set of topics emerge once the possibility of legitimate restriction is permitted, and include the legitimate purposes for migration controls; the relationship between colonialism and migration policy; the nature of refugee protection; the rights of irregular migrants; and the relationship between justice and moral norms such as beneficence and mercy.
TEXTS: David Miller, Strangers in Our Midst; Joseph Carens, The Ethics of Immigration; and Christopher Heath Wellman and Philip Cole, Debating the Ethics of Immigration. Plus a selection of recent articles.