Self-Determination, Human Rights, and Migration

International Journal of Applied Philosophy 34 (2):287-294 (2020)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Gillian Brock’s compelling and richly textured new book aims to set out a human-rights-based framework for thinking about justice in migration. There is much to celebrate in these chapters, not least Brock’s masterful effort at weaving together her basic justificatory framework with real-world political concerns. In this article, I query the focus she places on self-determination in setting out the basic normative argument elaborated in Chapters 2, 3, and 9. In particular, I will wonder whether she gives the collective self-determination of a people anything more than instrumental value, and so whether she is able to distance herself from so-called proponents of “open borders”.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,271

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Self-determination as a universal human right.Cindy Holder - 2006 - Human Rights Review 7 (4):5-18.
Menschenrechte als Grundlage für Selbstbestimmungsrechte.Karin B. Schnebel - 2010 - Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie 96 (1):77-86.
Reconciling Just Causes for Armed Humanitarian Intervention.Eamon Aloyo - 2016 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 19 (2):313-328.
The Sovereignty of Human Rights.Patrick Macklem - 2015 - Oxford University Press USA.
Self-Determination, Dissent, and the Problem of Population Transfers.Matthew Lister - 2016 - In Fernando R. Tesón (ed.), The Theory of Self-Determination. Cambridge University Press. pp. 145-165.


Added to PP

35 (#438,385)

6 months
5 (#592,531)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Andrea Sangiovanni
King's College London

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references