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Otevřené hranice a jejich nepřátelé? K současné diskusi v rámci teorie migrace

Title in English Open Borders and Their Enemies?

JOB Martin

Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Filosofický časopis
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Web článek - open access
Keywords migration; open borders; political community; liberalism; liberal nationalism; cosmopolitanism
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Description The author examines the discussion currently taking place in the framework of the normative theory of migration, and the issue of open borders as a fundamentally liberal concept, one in whose background the values of universalist liberalism clash with the demands of members of bounded political communities. The first part of the article briefly reviews the key normative positions in the contemporary political-philosophical discourse regarding migration and draws attention to the liberal basis of the legitimizing strategies of proponents and opponents of open borders. In connection with the inherent cosmopolitan implications that are associated with arguments in favour of open borders, the author presents in the second part of the article two mutually complementary approaches that take into consideration the starting points of liberal universalists and particularists. These approaches concern (i) the conditions for the successful integration of migrants and (ii) the remedying of the democratic deficit in collective decision-making as regards border permeability, the result of which would be the inclusion of migrants in the deliberative process.
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