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Liberal democratic states and responsibilities to refugees

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In this article I employ the resources of political theory to examine and provide an answer to the question of how liberal democracies should respond to the claims of refugees to enter and reside in their territory. I begin by considering questions of value: I argue that a convincing ethical ideal must strive to balance the competing claims of citizens and refugees. Moving to issues of agency, I show that any standard must also accommodate itself to the difficulties of predicting the conseque...

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10.2307/2585768

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, International Development, Refugee Studies Centre
Journal:
AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW
Volume:
93
Issue:
1
Pages:
169-181
Publication date:
1999-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1537-5943
ISSN:
0003-0554
URN:
uuid:c7c06645-11cd-4432-952e-5e8ce066c5d3
Source identifiers:
431458
Local pid:
pubs:431458
Language:
English

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