Challenging the Borders of Justice in the Age of Migrations

  • Juan Carlos Velasco
  • MariaCaterina La Barbera

Part of the Studies in Global Justice book series (JUST, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Juan Carlos Velasco, MariaCaterina La Barbera
    Pages 1-13
  3. Human Mobility, Borders and Global Justice

  4. Migration Policies and Global Justice

  5. Gendering Global Justice in the Age of Migrations

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-267

About this book


The volume gathers theoretical contributions on human rights and global justice in the context of international migration. It addresses the need to reconsider human rights and the theories of justice in connection with the transformation of the social frames of reference that international migrations foster. The main goal of this collective volume is to analyze and propose principles of justice that serve to address two main challenges connected to international migrations that are analytically differentiable although inextricably linked in normative terms: to better distribute the finite resources of the planet among all its inhabitants; and to ensure the recognition of human rights in current migration policies. Due to the very nature of the debate on global justice and the implementation of human rights and migration policies, this interdisciplinary volume aims at transcending the academic sphere and appeals to a large public through argumentative reflections. Challenging the Borders of Justice in the Age of Migrations represents a fresh and timely contribution. 

In a time when national interests are structurally overvalued and borders increasingly strengthened, it’s a breath of fresh air to read a book in which migration flows are not changed into a threat. We simply cannot understand the world around us through the lens of the ‘migration crisis’-a message the authors of this book have perfectly understood. Aimed at a strong link between theories of global justice and policies of border control, this timely book combines the normative and empirical to deeply question the way our territorial boundaries are justified.

Professor Ronald Tinnevelt, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

This book is essential reading for those frustrated by the limitations of the dominant ways of thinking about global justice especially in relation to migration. By bringing together discussions of global justice, cosmopolitan political theory and migration, this collection of essays has the potential to transform the way in which we think and debate the critical issues of membership and movement. Together they present a critical interdisciplinary approach to international migration, human rights and global justice, challenging disciplinary borders as well as political ones.

Professor Phil Cole, University of the West of England, UK


Exploitation of migrant workers International Migration Immigration from a Feminist European Perspective Structural Inequalities Gendering Global Justice Borders and the Common Ownership Earth National Borders Human Rights European cities and the duty of refuge Case of Open Borders Migration and Social Suffering Migrants and Global Justice Justice in the Age of Migrations Earth and Immigration Human Mobility in a Kantian Perspective Limits of Global Justice Right to Asylum Muslim Women Within European Societies Muslim Human Rights

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan Carlos Velasco
    • 1
  • MariaCaterina La Barbera
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PhilosophySpanish National Research Council (CSIC)MadridSpain
  2. 2.Faculty of Social SciencesNebrija UniversityMadridSpain

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