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    The Ethics of Immigration.Joseph H. Carens - 2013 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Eminent political theorist Joseph Carens tests the limits of democratic theory in the realm of immigration, arguing that any acceptable immigration policy must be based on moral principles even if it conflicts with the will of the majority.
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  2. The Ethics of Immigration.Joseph H. Carens - 2013 - Oup Usa.
    Eminent political theorist Joseph Carens tests the limits of democratic theory in the realm of immigration, arguing that any acceptable immigration policy must be based on moral principles even if it conflicts with the will of the majority.
     
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  3. Who Should Get In? The Ethics of Immigration Admissions.Joseph H. Carens - 2003 - Ethics and International Affairs 17 (1):95-110.
    This article explores normative questions about what legal rights settled immigrants should have in liberal democratic states. It argues that liberal democratic justice, properly understood, greatly constrains the distinctions that can be made between citizens and residents.
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  4. Aliens and Citizens.Joseph H. Carens - 1987 - Review of Politics 49 (2):251-273.
    Many poor and oppressed people wish to leave their countries of origin in the third world to come to affluent Western societies. This essay argues that there is little justification for keeping them out. The essay draws on three contemporary approaches to political theory - the Rawlsian,the Nozickean, and the utilitarian - to construct arguments for open borders. The fact that all three theories converge upon the same results on this issue, despite their significant disagreements on others, strengthens the case (...)
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  5. The Rights of Irregular Migrants.Joseph H. Carens - 2008 - Ethics and International Affairs 22 (2):163–186.
    Irregular migrants are morally entitled to a wide range of legal rights, including basic human and civil rights. Therefore, states ought to create a firewall between those charged with protecting and enforcing these rights and those charged with enforcing immigration laws.
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    Culture, Citizenship, and Community: A Contextual Exploration of Justice as Evenhandedness.Joseph H. Carens - 2000 - Oxford University Press..
    This book makes a significant contribution to the contemporary debate about multiculturalism and democratic theory. It reflects upon the ways in which claims about culture and identity are advanced by immigrants, national minorities, aboriginals, and other groups. It argues that liberal democrats should provide recognition and support for minority cultures and identities, and examines case studies from a number of different societies to show how theorists can learn about justice.
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  7. Migration and Morality: A Liberal Egalitarian Perspective.Joseph H. Carens - 1992 - In Brian Barry & Robert E. Goodin (eds.), Free Movement: Ethical Issues in the Transnational Migration of People and of Money. University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 25-47.
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    Immigrants and the Right to Stay.Joseph H. Carens - 2010 - MIT Press.
  9. Live-in Domestics, Seasonal Workers, and Others Hard to Locate on the Map of Democracy.Joseph H. Carens - 2008 - Journal of Political Philosophy 16 (4):419-445.
  10. Rights and Duties in an Egalitarian Society.Joseph H. Carens - 1986 - Political Theory 14 (1):31-49.
  11. On the Relationship Between Normative Claims and Empirical Realities in Immigration.Joseph H. Carens - 2019 - Proceedings of the 2018 ZiF Workshop “Studying Migration Policies at the Interface Between Empirical Research and Normative Analysisandquot;.
    What is and what ought to be the relationship between empirical research and normative analysis with respect to migration policies? The paper addresses this question from the perspective of political theory, asking about the place of empirical research in philosophical discussions of migration, and, for the most part, leaving to others questions about what role, if any, normative considerations do and should play in empirical research on migration. At the outset the paper also takes note of one important way in (...)
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  12. A Contextual Approach to Political Theory.Joseph H. Carens - 2004 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 7 (2):117-132.
    This article explores the advantages of using a range of actual cases in doing political theory. This sort of approach clarifies what is at stake in alternative theoretical formulations, draws attention to the wisdom that may be embedded in existing practices, and encourages theorists to confront challenges they might otherwise overlook and to think through the implications of their accounts more fully.
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  13. An Overview of the Ethics of Immigration.Joseph H. Carens - 2014 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 17 (5):538-559.
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    Realistic and Idealistic Approaches to the Ethics of Immigration.Joseph H. Carens - 1996 - International Migration Review 30 (2):156-170.
  15. Refugees and the Limits of Obligation.Joseph H. Carens - 1992 - Public Affairs Quarterly 6 (1):31-44.
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    Overview of The Ethics of Immigration.Joseph H. Carens - 2016 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 33 (4):425-427.
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    The Case for Amnesty.Joseph H. Carens - 2009 - Boston Review 34 (3):7-10.
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    Invitation to a Dialogue.Joseph H. Carens - 2014 - Critical Review 26 (3-4):283-289.
    ABSTRACTLibertarians like John Tomasi, who care about social justice, must say more about which economic freedoms matter and why they matter if they hope to persuade liberal egalitarians to adopt their approach. In particular, they must clarify the preconditions of equal freedom and explore more fully the relationship between security and freedom. They must also address questions about collective-action problems and the extent to which the modern corporation should be viewed as an outgrowth and expression of individual freedom. Finally, libertarians (...)
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  19. Culture, Citizenship, and Community. A Contextual Exploration of Justice as Evenhandedness.Joseph H. Carens - 2001 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 63 (3):625-626.
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    Membership and Morality: Admission to Citizenship in Liberal Democratic States.Joseph H. Carens - 1989 - In William Rogers Brubaker (ed.), Immigration and the Politics of Citizenship in Europe and North America. University press of America. pp. 31-49.
  21. In Defense of Birthright Citizenship.Joseph H. Carens - forthcoming - In Sarah Fine & Lea Ypi (eds.), Migration in Political Theory. Oxford University Press.
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    An Interpretation and Defense of the Socialist Principle of Distribution.Joseph H. Carens - 2003 - Social Philosophy and Policy 20 (1):145-177.
    For this collection entitled “After Socialism,” we were asked to reflect upon such questions as what rectifications to present market capitalist systems might be desirable and whether there is any viable remnant in the socialist ideal that ought to be preserved. My basic answer to the latter is that the socialist principle of distribution “From each according to abilities, to each according to needs” remains a compelling moral ideal, superior to the resigned, complacent, or enthusiastic acceptance of economic inequality that (...)
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    Ethnocentric political theory, secularism and multiculturalism.Tariq Modood, Rainer Bauböck, Joseph H. Carens, Sune Lægaard, Gurpreet Mahajan & Bhikhu Parekh - forthcoming - Contemporary Political Theory:1-33.
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    On Belonging: What We Owe People Who Stay.Joseph H. Carens - 2005 - Boston Review 30 (3-4):16-19.
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    Two Conceptions of Fairness.Joseph H. Carens - 1997 - Political Theory 25 (6):814-820.
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    Compensatory Justice and Social Institutions.Joseph H. Carens - 1985 - Economics and Philosophy 1 (1):39-.
    Moral philosophers are fond of the dictum “ought implies can” and even deontologists normally admit the need to take account of consequences in the design of social institutions. Too often, however, philosophers fail to take advantage of the knowledge provided by the social sciences about the constraints and consequences of alternative forms of social organization. By discussing ideals in abstraction from the problems of institutionalization, they fail at least to see some of the important consequences and costs of a proposed (...)
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    Open Borders and Liberal Limits: A Response to Isbister.Joseph H. Carens - 2000 - International Migration Review 34 (2):636-643.
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    Nationalism and the Exclusion of Immigrants: Lessons From Australian Immigration Policy.Joseph H. Carens - 1988 - In Mark Gibney (ed.), Open Borders? Closed Societies: The Ethical and Political Issues. Greenwood Press. pp. 41-60.
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    The Limits of Collective Self-Determination.Joseph H. Carens - 2018 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 21 (6):774-781.
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    Compensatory Justice and Social Institutions: Joseph H. Carens.Joseph H. Carens - 1985 - Economics and Philosophy 1 (1):39-67.
    Moral philosophers are fond of the dictum “ought implies can” and even deontologists normally admit the need to take account of consequences in the design of social institutions. Too often, however, philosophers fail to take advantage of the knowledge provided by the social sciences about the constraints and consequences of alternative forms of social organization. By discussing ideals in abstraction from the problems of institutionalization, they fail at least to see some of the important consequences and costs of a proposed (...)
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    Democratic Inclusion Beyond the State?Rainer Bauböck, Joseph H. Carens, Sean W. D. Gray, Jennifer C. Rubenstein & Melissa S. Williams - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (1):88-114.
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    Liberalism and Culture.Joseph H. Carens - 1997 - Constellations 4 (1):35-47.
    Will Kymlicka’s new book makes important conceptual, methodological, and substantive contributions to contemporary discussions of multiculturalism. Nevertheless, Kymlicka’s attempt to construct a defense of special rights for minority cultural groups on the basis of his conception of “societal culture” entails implications that are both too radical and too restrictive with regard to the kinds of minority claims they support. In particular, Kymlicka’s account undermines the claims of immigrant minorities to the sorts of special rights that Kymlicka thinks they are entitled (...)
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    Free Speech and Democratic Norms in the Danish Cartoons Controversy.Joseph H. Carens - 2006 - International Migration 44 (5):32-41.
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    The Philosopher and the Policymaker: Two Perspectives on the Ethics of Immigration with Special Attention to the Problem of Restricting Asylum.Joseph H. Carens - 1997 - In Kay Hailbronner, David Martin & Hiroshi Motomura (eds.), Immigration Admissions: The Search for Workable Policies in Germany and the United States. pp. 3-51.
  35. Dimensions of Citizenship and National Identity in Canada.Joseph H. Carens - 1996 - Philosophical Forum 28 (1-2):111-124.
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    Refugees and States: A Normative Analysis.Joseph H. Carens - 1991 - In Howard Adelman (ed.), Canadian and American Refugee Policy. York Lanes Press. pp. 18-29.
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    Wer gehört dazu? Migration und die Rekonzeptualisierung der Staatsbürgerschaft.Joseph H. Carens - 2007 - In Simone Zurbuchen (ed.), Bürgerschaft und Migration: Einwanderung und Einburgerung aus ethisch-politischer Perspektive. LIT. pp. 25-51.
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    Inmigración y justicia:¿A quién dejamos pasar?Joseph H. Carens - 2002 - Isegoría 26:5-27.
    Este artículo quiere ofrecer una visión general de lo que la justicia demanda respecto a la admisión de inmigrantes en Europa y en América del Norte si se aceptan dos presupuestos generales: un derecho general de los Estados a controlar la inmigración y el compromiso con los principios liberal-democráticos. El artículo argumenta que los Estados están moralmente constreñidos en cuanto a los tipos de criterios que pueden utilizar para excluir y seleccionar inmigrantes. En particular, normalmente no pueden utilizar criterios raciales (...)
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    Why Naturalization Should Be Easy: A Response to Noah Pickus.Joseph H. Carens - 1998 - In Noah M. Jeddiah Pickus (ed.), Immigration and Citizenship in the 21st Century. Rowman & Lifflefield. pp. 141-146.
  40. Fear Vs. Fairness: Migration, Citizenship and the Transformation of Political Community.Joseph H. Carens - 2009 - In Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Nils Holtug & Sune Laegaard (eds.), Nationalism and Multiculturalism in a World of Immigration. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 151-173.
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    Is Quebec Nationalism Just? Perspectives From Anglophone Canada.Joseph H. Carens - 1995 - Mc-Gill Queen's University Press.
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    The Ethics of Immigration Revisited: Response to Brock, Fabre, Risse and Song.Joseph H. Carens - 2016 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 33 (4):457-466.
    To a large extent, the differences between my four interlocutors and me have more to do with the way we choose to frame a question or approach a problem than with substantive disagreements. In her discussion of temporary workers and the brain drain, Gillian Brock implicitly assumes a different background framework of moral responsibility from the one I adopt in my book. Similarly, Cécile Fabre asks important questions about the intersection of immigration and criminal justice, but ones that I chose (...)
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    The Rights of Immigrants.Joseph H. Carens - 1994 - In Judith Baker (ed.), Group Rights. University of Toronto Press. pp. 142-163.
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    La Integración de los Inmigrantes.Joseph H. Carens - 2004 - In Gemma Aubarell & Richard Zapata (eds.), Inmigración y Procesos de Cambio: Europa y el Mediterráneo en el Contexto Global. Icaria-Institut Europeu de la Mediterrània. pp. 393-420.
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    Peace, Human Rights, and Human Needs: A Comment on the Bay‐Flathman Debate.Joseph H. Carens - 1985 - Journal of Social Philosophy 16 (1):25-32.
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