In The Ethics of Migration: An Introduction, Adam Hosein systematically and comprehensively examines the ethical issues surrounding the concept of immigration. The book addresses important questions, such as:
- Can states claim a right to control their borders and, if so, to what extent?
- Is detention ever a justifiable means of border enforcement?
- Which criteria may states use to determine who should be admitted into their territory and how do these criteria interact with existing hierarchies of race and gender?
- Who should be considered a refugee?
- Which rights are migrants who are present in a territory entitled to?
- Is there an acceptable way to design a temporary worker program?
- When, if ever, are amnesties for unauthorized migrants appropriate?
Featuring case studies throughout, this textbook provides a philosophical introduction to an incredibly topical issue studied by students within the fields of political philosophy, applied ethics, global studies, politics, law, sociology, and public policy.