Migration and Political Theory
By David Owen
Routledge – 2013 – 224 pages
Migration is both a political topic that is growing in importance under contemporary conditions of global transformation and an issue that raises important and difficult questions for political theory. This book is designed to address these questions by providing both an analytical introduction to normative debates on the politics of migration and a novel recasting of the normative terrain of these debates.
Part 1: Reviewing the Debates 1. The Free Movement Debate: On the Ethical Status of Borders 2. The Membership Debate: Migrants, Nationality and Citizenship 3. The Asylum Debate: Refugees and Humanitarian Protection Part 2: Recasting the Debate 4. Migration and the Formation of Modern Citizenship 5. Towards a Global Political Theory of Migration
David Owen is Professor of Social and Political Philosophy at the University of Southampton, UK. His previous books include; Maturity and Modernity: Nietzsche, Weber, Foucault and the Ambivalence of Reason (Routledge, 1994) and Nietzsche, Politics and Modernity: A Critique of Liberal Reason (Sage, 1995).