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    Book Review: The Cultural Defense of Nations: A Liberal Theory of Majority Rights by Liav Orgad

Book Review: The Cultural Defense of Nations: A Liberal Theory of Majority Rights by Liav Orgad

In The Cultural Defense of Nations: A Liberal Theory of Majority Rights, Liav Orgad directly addresses the notion of ‘majority rights’ through the prism of liberal theory. He explores the parameters of claims made on behalf of ‘majority groups’, with particular attention paid to the capacity of liberal states to restrict immigration. Daniel Falkiner finds this a timely, provocative and […]

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    What happens after Brexit is up to us. Why not open our borders to non-EU workers?

What happens after Brexit is up to us. Why not open our borders to non-EU workers?

The Leave campaigns point out that quitting the EU would give the UK control over its border and immigration policy. They are right, says Chris Bickerton. It would be an opportunity to open Britain’s borders to anyone who wished to work here – not just European citizens. Brexit would be an opportunity for the UK to decide whether it wants to be […]

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    Immigration from the EU is not a ‘necessary evil’ and does not drag down wages

Immigration from the EU is not a ‘necessary evil’ and does not drag down wages

A major argument of the Leave campaign is that Brexit would give the UK more control over the flow of EU immigrants, who have supposedly hurt the jobs and pay of British workers. Research by Jonathan Wadsworth, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and John van Reenen shows that far from EU immigration being a ‘necessary evil’ of being in the […]

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    Book Review: Precarious Lives: Forced Labour, Exploitation and Asylum by Hannah Lewis, Peter Dwyer, Stuart Hodkinson and Louise Waite

Book Review: Precarious Lives: Forced Labour, Exploitation and Asylum by Hannah Lewis, Peter Dwyer, Stuart Hodkinson and Louise Waite

Precarious Lives: Forced Labour, Exploitation and Asylum offers a groundbreaking examination of the forced labour experienced by migrants and asylum seekers seeking refuge in the United Kingdom. Hannah Lewis, Peter Dwyer, Stuart Hodkinson and Louise Waiteexplore the ‘hyper-precarity trap’ that binds their interviewees to exploitative, insecure and often hidden working conditions. Tribeni Gurung argues that this fascinating and comprehensible read not […]

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    Who’s next? Cuts to welfare often target immigrants first but then move to nationals

Who’s next? Cuts to welfare often target immigrants first but then move to nationals

David Cameron’s deal to cut social benefits for EU citizens may in part be a ploy in the internal politics of the Conservative Party. But it’s also the latest push in a long drive by UK governments to squeeze a once universalist welfare regime into a system of discrimination. Here, analysts from MigrationWork describe how the idea of ‘(un)deservingness’ has been […]

A two-way street: how to make immigration work

Opponents of immigration have two main concerns: that immigrants are bad for our economy because they force wages down, and bad for our culture for they are at odds with our liberal views. Here, Randall Hansen writes that anti-liberal attitudes need to be challenged whatever their source – minorities who oppose liberal values or Europeans who scapegoat Muslims. He […]

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    Economic solutions are unlikely to ease immigration concerns

Economic solutions are unlikely to ease immigration concerns

 Immigration is a huge element of contemporary political debate, and it continues to divide and polarise opinion, while fuelling the rise of UKIP and other radical parties across Europe. Here, Craig Johnson and Sunil Rodger argue that while hostility to immigration may be in part to do with economics, a sunny economic outlook is unlikely to reassure immigration-sceptics of […]

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    The net migration target may have failed, but it has shifted the way we debate immigration

The net migration target may have failed, but it has shifted the way we debate immigration

The latest ONS figures suggest that net migration to the UK has hit a new record, meaning that the UK government’s pledge to reduce net migration to the ‘tens of thousands’ seems further than ever from being achieved. Christina Boswell explains that while the target is a failure, it has nonetheless managed to make the immigration debate one of […]

November 28th, 2015|Featured, Immigration|2 Comments|
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