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    Special Relationships, Motivation and the Pursuit of Global Egalitarianism
    Les ateliers de l'éthique/The Ethics Forum 8 (2): 74-83. 2013.
    One of the most significant challenges facing global egalitarian theorists is the motivational gap: there is a noted gap between the duties imposed by a global commitment to the equal moral worth of all people and the willingness of the wealthy to carry out these duties. For Pablo Gilabert, the apparent absence of motivation to act justly on a global scale presses us to consider the importance of feasibility in developing a persuasive account of global justice, part of which requires being atten…Read more
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    Motivating Cosmopolitanism? A Skeptical View
    Journal of Moral Philosophy 7 (3): 346-371. 2010.
    We are not cosmopolitans, if by cosmopolitan we mean that we are willing to prioritize equally the needs of those near and far. Here, I argue that cosmopolitanism has yet to wrestle with the motivational challenges it faces: any good moral theory must be one that well-meaning people will be motivated to adopt. Some cosmopolitans suggest that the principles of cosmopolitanism are themselves sufficient to motivate compliance with them. This argument is flawed, for precisely the reasons that motiva…Read more
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    Temporary labour migration, global redistribution, and democratic justice
    with Christine Straehle
    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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    What’s Unique About Immigrant Protest?
    Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 13 (3): 315-332. 2010.
    Increasingly, western democratic countries are bearing witness to immigrant protest, that is, protest by immigrants who are dissatisfied with their status in the host community. In protesting, the immigrants object to the ways in which various laws and practices have proved to be obstacles to their full integration. Because immigrants, upon entering, have consented to abide by the rules and regulations of the host state, it might be thought that these forms of civil disobedience are, effectively…Read more
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    Rebuilding trust in an era of widening wealth inequality
    Journal of Social Philosophy 41 (1): 73-91. 2010.
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    The ethics of deportation in liberal democratic states
    European Journal of Political Theory 14 (4): 464-480. 2015.
    This article considers two questions: Do democratic states have the right to deport non-citizens present or residing on their territory? And, if so, what principles should guide deportation in democratic states? The overall objective is to offer an account of what deportation should look like in a liberal democratic state. I begin by situating the practice of deportation in larger discussions of the extent of state discretion in controlling both borders and membership; here, I will argue that po…Read more
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    New Challenges in Immigration Theory: An Overview
    with Crispino E. G. Akakpo
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 17 (5): 493-502. 2014.
    Normative political theory over recent decades has focused mainly on what ought to be done as far as migration policies are concerned. It faces a basic challenge, which stems from two competing, yet equally fundamental, ideals underpinning liberal democratic societies: a commitment to moral universalism and the exclusionary requirement of democracy. The objective of this special issue, ‘New Challenges in Immigration Theory’, is to provide a conceptual overview of (some) immigration theories and …Read more
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    The Decline of Trust, The Decline of Democracy?
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 8 (3): 363-378. 2005.
    Abstract The apparent decline of trust in our political and social communities is widely lamented by both social scientists and political analysts. Our newspapers now regularly feature new evidence indicating the decline of trust, as well as regular commentary worrying about the possible effects on the political and social institutions that matter to us. Of late, political philosophers have taken up the task of assessing what, specifically, is on the decline and what, further, might be the conse…Read more
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    Shared Public Culture: A Reliable Source of Trust
    Contemporary Political Theory 6 (4): 385-404. 2007.
    Trust is a central element of any well-functioning democracy, and the fact that it is widely reported to be on the wane is a worrisome phenomenon of contemporary politics. It is therefore critical that political and social philosophers focus on efforts by which to rebuild trust relations. I argue that a shared public culture is up to the task of trust-building, for three reasons. First, a shared public culture gives citizens an insight into the motivations that inspire fellow citizens to action.…Read more
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    Emerging from distrust: a review of strategies and principles for action (review)
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 11 (3): 357-368. 2008.
    It is no longer controversial to observe the decline in trust in political institutions, political actors and in others more generally. Yet, trust still seems central to democratic political stability and efficiency. If distrust is on the rise ? and it certainly appears that it is ? we therefore have good reasons to worry about the quality of our democracies. This essay begins by evaluating the relationship between trust and distrust (since they are not, strictly speaking, opposites), as well as…Read more
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    New challenges in immigration theory: an overview
    with Crispino E. G. Akakpo
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 17 (5): 493-502. 2014.
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    Creating cosmopolitans
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 15 (5): 613-630. 2012.
    Cosmopolitan principles of justice tell us that it is the responsibility of the wealthy to ensure the immediate transfer of resources to the poor. Yet, it cannot be denied that most countries, and most individual citizens, seem unwilling to act as these principles demand. At issue is motivation: although many people would agree that cosmopolitan principles of justice are right, at least to some extent, few seem motivationally inspired to act upon them. This paper evaluates one set of proposals f…Read more
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    Deliberating sincerely: A reply to Warren
    Journal of Social Philosophy 39 (4): 625-638. 2008.
    No Abstract
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    The Ethics of Migration: Introduction
    Journal of International Political Theory 8 (1-2): 118-120. 2012.
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    Patti Tamara Lenard Replies
    Ethics and International Affairs 30 (2): 271-273. 2016.
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    Why Temporary Labour Migration is Not a Satisfactory Alternative to Permanent Migration
    Journal of International Political Theory 8 (1-2): 172-183. 2012.
    Temporary labour migration programs are often proposed as a way to provide the benefits of migration in general, while mitigating the allegedly problematic effects of permanent migration. Here I propose that the arguments deployed in favour of temporary labour migration over permanent migration are flawed, normatively, and that empirically temporary labour migration programs produce effects in receiving states that are even worse than those produced by permanent migration. As a result, I shall a…Read more
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    Erratum: Agency, empowerment and culture
    Contemporary Political Theory 9 (1): 140-140. 2010.
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    Democracies and the Power to Revoke Citizenship
    Ethics and International Affairs 30 (1): 73-91. 2016.
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    Exit and the duty to admit
    Ethics and Global Politics 8 (1). 2015.
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    Rethinking Inequality: Introduction
    Philosophical Topics 40 (1): 1-6. 2012.
  •  10
    Migration and Global Justice
    with Ayelet Banai and Tiziana Torressi
    Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric 5 1-3. 2012.
    "Editors Introduction" zum "Special Issue on Global Justice and Migration"
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    Migration and Global Justice
    with Ayelet Banai and Tiziana Torressi
    Global Justice Theory Practice Rhetoric 5 1-3. 2012.
    "Editors Introduction" zum "Special Issue on Global Justice and Migration"
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    Resettling refugees: is private sponsorship a just way forward?
    Journal of Global Ethics 12 (3): 300-310. 2016.
    According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, there are over 20 million refugees worldwide, less than 1% of whom are referred for resettlement to third countries permanently. One obstacle to resettlement stems from the alleged lack of resources in settlement countries. A possible way forward is a refugee selection and admission regime that shares costs between governments and private citizens, to permit states to admit greater numbers of refugees where their citizens are willin…Read more
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    Fragile Trust: Muslim Communities in Canada and the R v. NS Decision
    The Law and Ethics of Human Rights 10 (2): 405-424. 2016.
    Journal Name: The Law & Ethics of Human Rights Issue: Ahead of print