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Closing The Gap By Opening Up: A Constructive Analysis Of the Migration Without Borders Scenario From The Migrants' Perspective

Dungel, Anna Emilia LU and Svensson, Sara (2009) STVA21 20092
Department of Political Science
Abstract
There are approximately 200 million international migrants in the world today as well as countless irregular migrants that would benefit from more open migration. Despite this, borders remain closed for many and the right to free mobility is only granted to a few. Theories speak of a hierarchy of power dictated by those who can move freely and those who cannot. Using this as a base, our study looks at the possibility of migration without borders.
This is achieved through constructive analysis. In the normative section, we pose the sovereignty of states against human rights, as viewed through liberal egalitarianism and realism. In the empirical part, we look at the economic consequences of migration in sending and receiving countries.... (More)
There are approximately 200 million international migrants in the world today as well as countless irregular migrants that would benefit from more open migration. Despite this, borders remain closed for many and the right to free mobility is only granted to a few. Theories speak of a hierarchy of power dictated by those who can move freely and those who cannot. Using this as a base, our study looks at the possibility of migration without borders.
This is achieved through constructive analysis. In the normative section, we pose the sovereignty of states against human rights, as viewed through liberal egalitarianism and realism. In the empirical part, we look at the economic consequences of migration in sending and receiving countries. These findings are then summarized and discussed in a concluding analysis.
We come to find that migration without borders is very much a possible as well as a desirable outcome, with certain reservations. (Less)
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Dungel, Anna Emilia LU and Svensson, Sara
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STVA21 20092
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L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
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international migration, constructive analysis, state sovereignty and human rights, remittances, brain drain, labour conditions
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English
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1524810
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2010-02-01 11:38:16
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  abstract     = {There are approximately 200 million international migrants in the world today as well as countless irregular migrants that would benefit from more open migration. Despite this, borders remain closed for many and the right to free mobility is only granted to a few. Theories speak of a hierarchy of power dictated by those who can move freely and those who cannot. Using this as a base, our study looks at the possibility of migration without borders.
This is achieved through constructive analysis. In the normative section, we pose the sovereignty of states against human rights, as viewed through liberal egalitarianism and realism. In the empirical part, we look at the economic consequences of migration in sending and receiving countries. These findings are then summarized and discussed in a concluding analysis.
We come to find that migration without borders is very much a possible as well as a desirable outcome, with certain reservations.},
  author       = {Dungel, Anna Emilia and Svensson, Sara},
  keyword      = {international migration,constructive analysis,state sovereignty and human rights,remittances,brain drain,labour conditions},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Closing The Gap By Opening Up: A Constructive Analysis Of the Migration Without Borders Scenario From The Migrants' Perspective},
  year         = {2009},
}