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Domination, Migration and Non-Citizens

Edited By Iseult Honohan, Marit Hovdal-Moan Copyright 2015
    156 Pages
    by Routledge

    156 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Does the concept of domination cast new light on issues that arise in the context of migration and citizenship? If citizenship is a status that provides protection from domination, understood as subjection to arbitrary interference, are non-citizens - whether outside or inside the state - necessarily subject to domination by virtue of being non-citizens? Does domination provide a useful basis for considering the harms that migrants suffer? If non-domination is a value to be promoted in politics, what are the implications for the treatment of migrants and resident non-citizens?

    This book addresses issues of migration and citizenship within the frame of freedom, in terms of domination, understood as being subject to the threat of arbitrary interference. Coming from a variety of perspectives, the chapters examine the issues of migration controls, differential resident statuses, including temporary workers, refugees and long-term residents, and the conditions for access to citizenship in the light of these concerns.

    This book was published as a special issue of the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy.

    1. Introduction: Domination, migration and non-citizens  2. Non-domination and the ethics of migration  3. Domination and migration: an alternative approach to the legitimacy of migration controls  4. The problem of denizenship: a non-domination framework  5. Unequal residence statuses and the ideal of non-domination  6. Republicanism and the constitution of migrant statuses  7. Immigration, interpersonal trust and national culture  8. Competing methods of territorial control, migration and justice


    Iseult Honohan is Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin, Ireland. Her research interests lie in republican political theory and its applications, especially to the areas of diversity, migration and citizenship, on which she has published Civic republicanism (Routledge, 2002), two edited volumes, and a number of articles. She is a partner in EUDO Citizenship, the Citizenship strand of the European Union Observatory on Democracy.

    Marit Hovdal-Moan is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Philosophy Department, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. Her research focuses primarily on normative approaches to international migration management, and the moral justifiability of state borders and boundaries. Her latest publication is ‘Borders as a space of interaction: an account of special state obligations to irregular immigrants’, American behavioural scientist (2012).