Ethical Dilemmas of Migration

Moral Challenges for Policymakers

  • Jean-Claude¬†Garcia-Zamor

Part of the Public Administration, Governance and Globalization book series (PAGG, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Jean-Claude Garcia-Zamor
    Pages 1-11
  3. Jean-Claude Garcia-Zamor
    Pages 13-27
  4. Jean-Claude Garcia-Zamor
    Pages 29-44
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 125-141

About this book


This book discusses the ethical dilemmas of migration in the era of globalization. Centered on the recent influx of large numbers of migrants and refugees to the United States and Europe and viewed through the lens of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit and the United Nations Summit on Refugees and Migrants, this book focuses on the problems posed by globalized migration and analyzes proposed responses. Using prominent ethical theories and moral principles, such as Utilitarianism, duty, justice, and integrity, the book proposes a framework for analyzing decision-making by migrants and policymakers and formulating equitable policies to address the migration crisis. Drawing attention to the ethical dilemmas that migrants and policymakers experience, this book fills a gap in the literature and enriches it, adding to the economic, political, and human rights issues that are traditionally part of the migration discussion. Appropriate for students and scholars of ethics, policy, and political science, this book is also meant to be of use to practitioners and decision-makers faced with similar decisions. 


migration globalization immigration ethics policymaking refugees utilitarianism

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean-Claude¬†Garcia-Zamor
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Public AdministrationFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA

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