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The University of Southampton
Southampton Ethics Centre

Towards a political theory of global migration governance Seminar

12:00 - 14:00
13 December 2017
58/4121 Highfield Campus SO17 1BF

Event details

Part of the C2G2 Seminar Series. Prof David Owen from PAIR will be presenting.


The primary focus of the political theory of migration has been on the unilateral right of states to control immigration, a focus which is manifest in the debate between advocates of a state’s right to exclude and proponents of freedom of transnational movement as a human right. This paper argues for a shift of focus towards the more general question ‘how should transnational migration be governed?’ in order both to acknowledge the fact that immigrants are also emigrants and to open up the conceptual space for a rather wider array of options concerning the transnational movement of people. It then proposes some provisional thoughts on thinking about global migration governance.


Lunch is provided and all are welcome.


Speaker information

Professor David Owen,Professor of Social & Political Philosophy within Social Sciences at the University of Southampton.

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