Global Justice and Reflexive Immigration
Research Scholar, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Asha Sundaramurthy
School of International Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 12, 2015; Accepted Date: November 05, 2015; Published Date: November 15, 2015
Citation: Sundaramurthy A (2015) Global Justice and Reflexive Immigration. J Pol Sci Pub Aff 3:179. doi:10.4172/2332-0761.1000179
Copyright: © 2015 Sundaramurthy A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The nature of immigration policies across countries have gained immense importance and come under scrutiny; on whether notions of global justice are better implemented under open or close borders. This proposed paper will look into the theory of global justice and redistribution starting with Rawls and his critics and apply a cosmopolitan framework on the ethics of immigration and borders. Relevant discourses on immigration and borders have largely focused on the accepting country and migrants, and their relationship but have failed to adequately consider the origin country. However, this analysis will not only include the origin country but also look at principles of global justice in a comprehensive structure comprising all three actors: the migrants, accepting and origin countries. Engaging with the issues on how to make immigration policies fair will be done through an analysis of global difference principle and global equality of opportunity. Based on this understanding, the paper attempts to seek to assert a weak cosmopolitan premise with opportunity sets in as the context to create immigration policies.