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This is unjust! Undesired immigration and its stakes

Grant number: 19/18523-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2021
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - Political Theory
Principal Investigator:Andrei Koerner
Grantee:Raissa Wihby Ventura
Host Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):22/05525-3 - The wayward route of undesirables: a critical experiment on migration, BE.EP.PD


A given movement of people is defined as one of international migration at the extent in which State's borders are crossed. In a world of well-defined bordered countries, in which borders put off and delimit political organizations, two subjects in dispute usually are brought about. The first one is the voice of those who cut across the rigid and naturalized relations between states and citizens, quite often claiming what they are not entitled to have and being unwelcoming exactly because of that. The other one is the arrival political community made up of equally entitled citizens who are in charge of defining the terms of distribution and political belonging. The political theory of international relations is expected to give an account of such conflicting demands and to provide answers to at least two kinds of questions: first, what to do when the legal and political processes of exclusionary practices converge with democratic authorities taken as fully legitimate; second, what a democratic authority may legitimately impose on others who claim political membership. Listening to these two voices which shout out "this is unjust" the project aims to provide a theoretical framework within which normative problems regarding international migration can be reconstructed and evaluated both in their critical and normative dimensions.

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