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Immigration, Emigration, and MigrationNOMOS LVII$
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Jack Knight

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781479860951

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479860951.001.0001

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Democracy, Migration, and International Institutions

Democracy, Migration, and International Institutions

(p.239) 7 Democracy, Migration, and International Institutions
Immigration, Emigration, and Migration

Thomas Christiano

NYU Press

This chapter defends two main theses. First, it argues that there is a source of legitimate authority in migration decisions, but that it lies primarily in international society. International society is a society of states that represent their citizens reasonably well and fairly negotiate with one another concerning the terms of migration. Representative states have a share in that legitimate authority, but they must share decision making over the management of migration with other states in international society. Second, it argues that societies do have legitimate interests in shaping and perhaps sometimes constraining the process of migration. Societies may shape and constrain migration in good faith negotiations with other societies. The chapter explains and argue for these theses within a cosmopolitan framework, which is taken for granted.

Keywords:   democracy, migration, international institutions, legitimate authority, cosmopolitan

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