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The Ethics and Politics of Asylum

The Ethics and Politics of Asylum
Liberal Democracy and the Response to Refugees

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  • Date Published: August 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521009379

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  • Asylum has become a highly charged political issue across developed countries over the last two decades. This book draws upon political and ethical theory and an examination of the experiences of the U.S., Germany, the U.K. and Australia to consider how to respond to the challenges of asylum. In addition to explaining why it has emerged as such a key political issue, the study provides a compelling account of how states could implement morally defensible responses to refugees.

    • A book-length treatment of the issue of responses to refugees that engages systematically with ethics and politics
    • The issue of asylum is extremely topical and important in Western states
    • An accessible book that will appeal to many disciplines beyond political science
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "The book is notable for its ability to integrate political theory, empirical examples, and practical policy considerations regarding asylum. Highly recommended." J.M. Ackleson, New Mexico State University,CHOICE

    "This is the only book length study available of the ethics of asylum. Gibney's book weaves together theory and practice, combining a detailed empirical account of asylum policies in four countries with a sophisticated normative analysis. It is intelligent, perceptive, and lucidly written. Anyone interested in questions about refugees should read this book." Joseph Carens, University of Toronto

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521009379
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 154 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    1. Partiality: community, citizenship and the defence of closure
    2. Impartiality: freedom, equality and open borders
    3. The Federal Republic of Germany: the rise and fall of a right to asylum
    4. The United Kingdom: the value of asylum
    5. The United States: the making and breaking of a refugee consensus
    6. Australia: restricting asylum, resettling refugees
    7. From ideal to non-ideal theory: reckoning with the state, politics and consequences
    8. Liberal democratic states and ethically defensible asylum practices
    List of references
    Index.

  • Author

    Matthew J. Gibney, University of Oxford
    Matthew J. Gibney is Elizabeth Colson Lecturer in Forced Migration at the Refugee Studies Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, and Official Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford. He has published many articles on asylum and immigration and is the editor of Globalizing Rights: The Oxford Amnesty Lectures (2003). He is the editor (with Randall Hansen) of a three-volume encyclopedia Immigration and Asylum: From 1900 to the Present (2005).

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