WiSe 20/21: Online: The Ethics and Politics of Migration
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“Borders have guards and the guards have guns. This is an obvious fact of political life but one that is easily hidden from view—at least from the view of those of us who are citizens of affluent ... Lesen Sie weiter
“Borders have guards and the guards have guns. This is an obvious fact of political life but one that is easily hidden from view—at least from the view of those of us who are citizens of affluent Western democracies.” This observation by Joseph Carens points to a conflict between the widely accepted right of states to control migration and the claims of those who migrate. This conflict gives rise to a series of moral and political questions that have been made even more pressing by the return of ”disaster nationalism” in response to the Corona crisis: What are the arguments for and against closed and open borders? Do people not only have a right to emigrate but also a right to immigrate? If people have migrated, what kind of status should they have within their new political community? How should we understand the increasing proliferation and militarization of borders and the regimes of illegality/legality that they establish and enforce? What, finally, are the forms of political agency and of resistance available to those who migrate? These and related questions will be discussed from a variety of philosophical perspectives.
In this seminar students will learn to use the conceptual and normative tools of political philosophy to discuss the concrete social and political challenges posed by migration. They will acquire knowledge of the major positions in political and social philosophy on migration and learn to reflect on the relevance of the practice of migration for philosophical theorizing.