The Ethics of Borders

What legitimizes states’ exclusive control over natural resources that are found within their territory? What justifies their claim for an exclusive right to regulate the flow of displaced people into their jurisdiction and to determine who to admit and who to exclude?

Selected Bibliography

Arash Abizadeh, Democratic Theory and Border Coercion: No Right to Unilaterally Control Your Own Borders, 36 Political Theory 37 (2008)

Allen Buchanan, Boundaries: What Liberalism Has to Say’ in States, Nations, and Borders: The Ethics of Making Boundaries 231 (Allen Buchanan, Margret Moore, Eds., 2003).

Megan Bradley, Migrants in a Feverland: State Obligations Towards the Environmentally Displaced 8 J. Int’l. Pol. Theory, 147 (2012).

Simon Caney, Justice Beyond Borders: A Global Political Theory (2005)

Joseph H. Carens, The Ethics of Immigration (2013).

Chaim Gans, The Limits of Nationalism (2003).

Sarah Fine, The Ethics of Immigration: Self-Determination and the Right to Exclude, 8 Philosophy Compass 254 (2013)

Avery Kolers, Land, Conflict, and Justice: A Political Theory of Territory (2009).

Justice, Territory, and Natural Resources, 60 Political Studies 269 (2012).

Tamar Meisels, Territorial Rights  (2nd. Ed., 2005)

David Miller, Border Regimes and Human Rights, 7 Law & Ethics of Human Rights 1 (2013)

Margaret Moore, Natural Resources, Territorial Right and Global Distributive Justice, 40 Political Theory 84 (2012)

Cara Nine, A Lockean Theory of Territory, 56 Political Studies 148 (2008)

Ecological Refugees, States Borders, and the Lockean Proviso 27 J. Applied Philosophy 359 (2010).

– Global Justice and Territory (2012).

Ryan Pevnick, Immigration and the Constraints of Justice: Between Open Borders and Absolute Sovereignty (2011).

Mathias Risse, The Right to Relocation: Disappearing Island Nations and Common Ownership of the Earth, 23 Ethics & International Affairs 281 (2009).

Robert Sack, Human Territoriality (1986).

John A. Simmons, On the Territorial Rights of States, 11 Philosophical Issues 300 (2001).

Hillel Steiner, May Lockean Doughnuts Have Holes? The Geometry of Territorial Jurisdiction: A Response to Nine, 56 Political Studies 949 (2008).

Anna Stilz, Why Do States Have Territorial Rights? 1 International Theory 185 (2009).

Nations, States, and Territory, 121 Ethics 572 (2011).

Katrina M. Wyman, Are We Morally Obligated to Assist Climate Change Migrants?, 7 Law & Ethics of Human Rights 185 (2013).

Lea Ypi, Territorial Rights and Exclusion 8 Philosophy Compass 241 (2013).