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Immigration Justice

Peter Higgins


By what moral standards must nation-states select immigration policies? A central contention of Immigration Justice is that the justice of an immigration policy can be ascertained only through consideration of the pervasive, systematic, and unjust inequalities engendered by the institutions that constitute our social world. Immigration policies affect people primarily as members of social groups demarcated from each other by members’ gender, race, and class. For this reason, this book argues that states’ selection of immigration policies is a matter of structural justice, defending the cosmopo ... More

Keywords: Immigration, Structural justice, Social institution, Social group, Gender, Disadvantage, Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, State sovereignty, Open borders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780748670260
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670260.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Higgins, author
Eastern Michigan University