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TitleChallenging the Borders of Justice in the Age of Migrations [electronic resource] / edited by Juan Carlos Velasco, MariaCaterina La Barbera
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
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The volume gathers theoretical contributions on human rights and global justice in the context of international migration. It addresses the need to reconsider human rights and the theories of justice in connection with the transformation of the social frames of reference that international migrations foster. The main goal of this collective volume is to analyze and propose principles of justice that serve to address two main challenges connected to international migrations that are analytically differentiable although inextricably linked in normative terms: to better distribute the finite resources of the planet among all its inhabitants; and to ensure the recognition of human rights in current migration policies. Due to the very nature of the debate on global justice and the implementation of human rights and migration policies, this interdisciplinary volume aims at transcending the academic sphere and appeals to a large public through argumentative reflections. Challenging the Borders of Justice in the Age of Migrations represents a fresh and timely contribution. In a time when national interests are structurally overvalued and borders increasingly strengthened, it’s a breath of fresh air to read a book in which migration flows are not changed into a threat. We simply cannot understand the world around us through the lens of the ‘migration crisis’-a message the authors of this book have perfectly understood. Aimed at a strong link between theories of global justice and policies of border control, this timely book combines the normative and empirical to deeply question the way our territorial boundaries are justified. Professor Ronald Tinnevelt, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands This book is essential reading for those frustrated by the limitations of the dominant ways of thinking about global justice especially in relation to migration. By bringing together discussions of global justice, cosmopolitan political theory and migration, this collection of essays has the potential to transform the way in which we think and debate the critical issues of membership and movement. Together they present a critical interdisciplinary approach to international migration, human rights and global justice, challenging disciplinary borders as well as political ones. Professor Phil Cole, University of the West of England, UK


1. De-Bordering Justice in the Age of Migrations: An Introduction; Juan Carlos Velasco and MariaCaterina La Barbera -- Part I Human Mobility, Borders and Global Justice -- 2. Healing the Scars of History: Borders, Migration, and the Reproduction of Structural Injustice; Juan Carlos Velasco -- 3. The Priority of Compatriots as a Challenge to Global Justice. The Case of Open Borders; Federico Arcos -- 4. Common Ownership of the Earth and Immigration: Human Mobility in a Kantian Perspective; Daniel Loewe -- 5. Human Mobility and Borders: the Limits of Global Justice; José Antonio Zamora -- Part II Migration Policies and Global Justice -- 6. Ethical Dimensions of Migration Policies: A Critical Cosmopolitan Perspective; Isabel Turégano -- 7. Expanding the Idea of Structural Injustice: Migrants and Global Justice; Francisco Blanco Brotons -- 8. Migration and Social Suffering; Alessandro Pinzani -- 9. Global Residents in Urban Networks: The Right to Asylum in European Cosmopoleis; David Álvarez -- Part III Gendering Global Justice in the Age of Migrations -- 10. Claims for Global Justice: Migration as Lived Critique of Injustice; Zuzana Uhde -- 11. Toward Global Justice: Intersecting Structural Vulnerabilities as a Key Category for Equality Policies in the Age of Bordered Migrations; MariaCaterina La Barbera -- 12. Vulnerability, Freedom of Choice and Structural Global Injustices: The “Consent” to Exploitation of Migrant Women Workers; Alessandra Sciurba -- 13. Integrating Muslim Women Within European Societies: Muslim Human Rights Discourse and Cross-cultural Dialogue; Sonia Boulos -- Index

Political science -- Philosophy Migration Political theory Social justice Social sciences-Philosophy Political Philosophy. Migration. Political Theory. Human Rights. Social Justice Equality and Human Rights. Social Philosophy.


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