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    Migration and Differentiated Rights
    Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 22 (2): 263-266. 2019.
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    Asylum, Refuge, and Justice in Health
    Hastings Center Report 49 (3): 13-17. 2019.
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    Vulnerability, Rights, and Social Deprivation in Temporary Labour Migration
    Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 22 (2): 297-312. 2019.
    Much of the debate around temporary foreign worker programs in recent years has focused on full or partial access to rights, and, in particular, on the extent to which liberal democratic states may be justified in restricting rights of membership to those who come and work on their territory. Many accounts of the situation of temporary foreign workers assume that a full set of rights will remedy moral inequities that they suffer in their new homes. I aim to show two things: first, and based on e…Read more
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    Global Justice, Temporary Migration and Vulnerability
    Global Justice Theory Practice Rhetoric 5 71-81. 2012.
    Liberals are concerned with the equal moral status of all human beings. This article discusses what flows from this premise for moral cosmopolitans when analysing temporary foreign worker programs for low-skilled workers. Some have hailed these programs as a tool to achieve redistributive global goals. However, I argue that in the example of Live-In-Caregivers in Canada, the morally most problematic aspect is that it provokes vulnerability of individual workers. Once in a situation of vulnerabil…Read more
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    Émotions et les conditions de l’autonomie individuelle
    Philosophiques 45 (2): 507-512. 2018.
    Christine Straehle
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    Global Justice, Temporary Migration and Vulnerability
    Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric 5 (5): 71-81. 2012.
    Liberals are concerned with the equal moral status of all human beings. This article discusses what flows from this premise for moral cosmopolitans when analysing temporary foreign worker programs for low-skilled workers. Some have hailed these programs as a tool to achieve redistributive global goals. However, I argue that in the example of Live-In-Caregivers in Canada, the morally most problematic aspect is that it provokes vulnerability of individual workers. Once in a situation of vulnerabil…Read more
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    Justice in migration
    Canadian Journal of Philosophy 48 (2): 245-265. 2018.
    The movement of people across borders is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Yet it is still unclear how migration should be regulated to be fair to the sending societies, the host societies and the individual migrant. What is at issue? Are we discussing migration from an ethical or from a political philosophical perspective, or both? Are we discussing migration from a global justice perspective or social justice perspective? Do we consider political legitimacy and democratic self-deter…Read more
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    Vulnerability, Autonomy, and Applied Ethics (edited book)
    Routledge. 2016.
    Vulnerability is an important concern of moral philosophy, political philosophy and many discussions in applied ethics. Yet the concept itself—what it is and why it is morally salient—is under-theorized. _Vulnerability, Autonomy, and Applied Ethics _brings together theorists working on conceptualizing vulnerability as an action-guiding principle in these discussions, as well as bioethicists, medical ethicists and public policy theorists working on instances of vulnerability in specific contexts.…Read more
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    Falling into the justice gap? Between duties of social and global justice
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 19 (6): 645-661. 2016.
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    Is There a Right to Surrogacy?
    Journal of Applied Philosophy 32 (3). 2015.
    Access to surrogacy is often cast in the language of rights. Here, I examine what form such a right could take. I distinguish between surrogacy as a right to assisted procreation, and surrogacy as a contractual right. I find the first interpretation implausible: it would give rise to claims against the state that no state can fulfil, namely the provision of sufficient surrogates to satisfy the need. Instead, I argue that the right to surrogacy can only be plausibly understood as a contractual ri…Read more
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    Vulnerability, Health Agency and Capability to Health
    Bioethics 30 (1): 34-40. 2016.
    One of the defining features of the capability approach to health, as developed in Venkatapuram's book Health Justice, is its aim to enable individual health agency. Furthermore, the CA to health hopes to provide a strong guideline for assessing the health-enabling content of social and political conditions. In this article, I employ the recent literature on the liberal concept of vulnerability to assess the CA. I distinguish two kinds of vulnerability. Considering circumstantial vulnerability, …Read more
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    Is There a Right to Surrogacy?
    Journal of Applied Philosophy 33 (2): 146-159. 2016.
    Access to surrogacy is often cast in the language of rights. Here, I examine what form such a right could take. I distinguish between surrogacy as a right to assisted procreation, and surrogacy as a contractual right. I find the first interpretation implausible: it would give rise to claims against the state that no state can fulfil, namely the provision of sufficient surrogates to satisfy the need. Instead, I argue that the right to surrogacy can only be plausibly understood as a contractual ri…Read more
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    This paper analyses the ‘responsibility to protect’ from a moral cosmopolitan perspective. It argues, first, that RtoP postulates a remedial responsibility on the part of those nations that have the means and capacity to effectively protect individuals against vulnerability and to provide for the means of human security. Second, the paper explains that human security implies access to human development, including access to social and economic rights. Finally, it argues that developed nations can…Read more
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    The grounds for global solidarity have been theorized and conceptualized in recent years, and many have argued that we need a global concept of solidarity. But the question remains: what can motivate efforts of the international community and nation-states? Our focus is the grounding of solidarity with respect to global inequities in health. We explore what considerations could motivate acts of global solidarity in the specific context of health migration, and sketch briefly what form this kind …Read more
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    The Ethics of Migration: Introduction
    Journal of International Political Theory 8 (1-2): 118-120. 2012.
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    Immigration
    In Deen K. Chatterjee (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Justice, Springer. pp. 524-526. 2011.
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    Temporary labour migration, global redistribution, and democratic justice
    with Patti Tamara Lenard
    Politics, Philosophy and Economics 11 (2): 206-230. 2012.
    Calls to expand temporary work programmes come from two directions. First, as global justice advocates observe, every year thousands of poor migrants cross borders in search of better opportunities, often in the form of improved employment opportunities. As a result, international organizations now lobby in favour of expanding ‘guest-work’ opportunities, that is, opportunities for citizens of poorer countries to migrate temporarily to wealthier countries to fill labour shortages. Second, tempora…Read more
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    Autonomy, Well-Being and the Order of Things: Gilabert on the conditions of social and global justice
    Les ateliers de l'éthique/The Ethics Forum 8 (2): 110-120. 2013.
    Gilabert argues that the humanist conception of duties of global justice and the principle of cosmopolitan justifiability will lead us to accept an egalitarian definition of individual autonomy. Gilabert further argues that realizing conditions of individual autonomy can serve as the cut-off point to duties of global justice. I investigate his idea of autonomy, arguing that in order to make sense of this claim, we need a concept of autonomy. I propose 4 possible definitions of autonomy, none of …Read more
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    Territoire, migration et l'état légitime
    Philosophiques 39 (2): 393. 2012.
    Qui peut revendiquer un territoire, sur quelles bases et avec quelles conséquences sont des questions qui font l’objet de débats en philosophie politique contemporaine. En réponse, j’adopte « la théorie de l’État légitime » proposée par Stilz. Selon Wellman, une conséquence des revendications territoriales serait le droit de l’État de refuser la migration sur son territoire. Je juxtapose son propos de l’État légitime avec celui de Stilz et soutiens que, si l’on accepte la fondation de l’État lég…Read more
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    Introduction
    Philosophiques 42 (2): 227-230. 2015.
    Christine Straehle
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    National and cosmopolitan solidarity
    Contemporary Political Theory 9 (1): 110-20. 2010.