Series: Political Theory Today 4.88 x 7.48 inches | 142 pages | June 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-2195-1 | 1-5095-2195-X $45 US | $54 CND PB | 978-1-5095-2196-8 | 1-5095-2196-8 $12.95 US | $15.95 CND ebook available
Do States Have the Right to Exclude Immigrants? CHRISTOPHER BERTRAM
States claim the right to choose who can come to their country, which means that the international state system advantages people lucky enough to be born in rich countries and locks others into poor and often repressive ones. In this book, Christopher Bertram skillfully weaves a lucid exposition of the debates in political philosophy with original insights to argue that border controls must be justifiable to everyone. To be legitimate, states need to work to create a migration regime that is fair not only to democratic electorates at home, but also to immigrants. Until justice prevails, states have no credible right to exclude and no-one has a duty to obey their immigration rules. Bertram’s analysis powerfully cuts through the unhelpful fog of political rhetoric that surrounds this migration to clarify the moral and political issues at stake. It will be essential reading for anyone interested in the politics of migration. CHRISTOPHER BERTRAM is Professor of Social and Political Philosophy at the University of Bristol.
Series: Political Theory Today 4.88 x 7.48 inches | 140 pages | August 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-2340-5 | 1-5095-2340-5 $45 US | $54 CND PB | 978-1-5095-2341-2 | 1-5095-2341-3 $12.95 US | $15.95 CND ebook available
Should We Control World Population? DIANA COOLE
By 2100, the human population may exceed 11 billion. Having recently surpassed 7.5 billion, it has trebled since 1950. Are such numbers sustainable, given a deepening environmental crisis and worldwide aspirations for economic development? Or should world population be controlled? In this compelling book, leading political theorist Diana Coole examines some of the profound political and ethical questions involved. How definitive are ethical objections to government interference with reproductive freedom? Is it possible to limit population in a non-coercive way that is consistent with liberal-democratic values? Interweaving original analysis with an accessible overview of the debates, Coole makes the case for reducing our numbers in ways that are compatible with human rights. This book will be essential reading for anyone who wants to get to the heart of one of the most important questions facing our planet, from concerned citizens to students of politics, sociology, gender studies and environmental studies. DIANA COOLE is Professor of Political and Social Theory at Birkbeck, University of London.