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Conceptual Coherence and A Right to Immigration


Nona Bledow

Universität Bayreuth, DE
About Nona
BA Philosophy and Economics student at (2010-2014). After a semester abroad at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research she is about to complete her BA. In her Masters she plans to focus on political science and political economy. Her main areas of interest are political philosophy, political economy and decision theory.
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This essay attempts to examine whether there is a derivative right to immigration that follows from the acceptance of a right to emigration within political philosophy. The focus is on the relationship of these two aspects of a right to freedom of movement, as viewed from a liberal rights perspective. The right to emigration is largely taken to be a basic right while the right to immigration is not. By investigating conceptual coherence I argue that the right to emigrate necessitates a right to immigrate. Finally, I also attempt to characterise the scope of the resulting right to immigrate.

How to Cite: Bledow, N., 2014. Conceptual Coherence and A Right to Immigration. Rerum Causae, 6(1), pp.75–88.
Published on 01 Jan 2014.
Peer Reviewed


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