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An Exchange: The Morality of Immigration

May 3, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Philip Cafaro for this exchange.

Writing in Ethics & International Affairs 22, no. 1, Mathias Risse presented a novel way to think about the problem of immigration in the context of global justice, adopting the standpoint of the common ownership of the earth. His essay can be found here. The following Exchange is in response to that essay

In his recent Ethics & International Affairs essay “On the Morality of Immigration,” Mathias Risse argues that attempts to understand the constraints that justice imposes on immigration policy ought to begin from the fact that “the earth belongs to humanity in common.”

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