Stateless persons; Statelessness--Moral and ethical aspects; Admission of nonimmigrants--Moral and ethical aspects; Refugees--Legal status, laws, etc.
Serena Parekh, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Northeastern University, talks about statelessness in the contemporary world. She begins by critically assessing philosophical analyses of the problem of refugees and stateless people and explores the "ethics of admission." Drawing on the work of Hannah Arendt she argues that in order to understand our moral obligations to stateless people we must reconceptualize statelessness as both a legal/political harm and an ontological harm, a deprivation of certain fundamental human qualities.
Respondent: Alice MacLachlan, York University.
Parekh, Serena and MacLachlan, Alice, "Beyond the Ethics of Admission: Stateless People, Refugee Camps and Moral Obligations" (2013). Legal Philosophy Between State and Transnationalism Seminar Series. 9.