Strangers in our midst : the political philosophy of immigration / David Miller.Publication details: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2016. Description: 218 p. ; 25 cmISBN: 978-0-674-08890-0 Subject(s): Emigración | Inmigración | Aspectos políticos | Filosofía política | Política migratoria
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Introduction -- Cosmopolitanism, compatriot partiality, and human rights -- Open borders -- Closed borders -- Refugees -- Economic migrants -- The rights of immigrants -- Integrating immigrants -- Conclusion.
Reframing immigration as a question of political philosophy, he asks how democracy within a state can be reconciled with the rights of those outside its borders. A just immigration policy must distinguish refugees from economic migrants and determine the rights that immigrants in both categories acquire, once admitted. But being welcomed into a country as a prospective citizen does more than confer benefits: it imposes responsibilities. In Miller’s view, immigrants share with the state an obligation to integrate into their adopted societies, even if it means shedding some cultural baggage from their former home.