Philosophies of Exclusion: Liberal Political Theory and Immigration
Phillip Cole, "Philosophies of Exclusion: Liberal Political Theory and Immigration"
2000 | pages: 241 | ISBN: 074861219X | PDF | 0,8 mb
The mass movement of people across the globe constitutes a major feature of world politics today.Whatever the cause of the movement - often war, famine, economic hardship, political repression or climate change - the governments of western capitalist states see this torrent of people in flight as a serious threat to their stability and the scale of this migration indicates a need for a radical re-thinking of both political theory and practice, for the sake of political, social and economic justice.This book argues that there is at present a serious gap between the legal and social practices of immigration and naturalisation in liberal democratic states and any theoretical justification for such practices that can be made within the tradition of liberal political philosophy. How can liberal states develop institutions of democratic citizenship and at the same time justifiably exclude outsiders from participating in those institutions? The book examines various responses to this contradiction wi