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Denied Entry: a Rawlsian Defence of the Moral Right of the State to Close its Borders

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Liam Fields

London School of Economics and Political Science, GB
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Abstract

I justify the moral right of states to close their borders to economic migrants on Rawlsian grounds: the common interest in security that would be chosen in the original position allows the state to prioritise that over an individual migrant’s right to liberty. I do not make a normative claim that they should , but rather that morally they can opt to exclude migrants. 

How to Cite: Fields, L., 2019. Denied Entry: a Rawlsian Defence of the Moral Right of the State to Close its Borders. Rerum Causae, 10(1), pp.71–77.
Published on 11 Sep 2019.
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