Immigration, Cosmopolitanism, and the Opening of Borders .
Sfera Politicii. 2011;19(166 (12)):24-34
Journal Title: Sfera Politicii
ISSN: 1221-6720 (Print)
Publisher: Fundatia Orient Expres
LCC Subject Category: Political science: Political science (General)
Country of publisher: Romania
Language of fulltext: English, Romanian
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Abstract | Full Text
The paper critically examines the forms the idea of cosmopolitan hospitality takes both in the contemporary debate on the political rights of immigrants, and on the problem of global justice. Showing that the original Kantian meaning of hospitality presents some important limits in terms of the problems which contemporary political theory confronts with, the paper will also discuss some of the practical or normative difficulties faced by the contemporary cosmopolitanism, and how to address these difficulties.