Quality of Government and the Treatment of Immigrants
2013 (English)In: Ecumenical Review Sibiu / Revista Ecumenica Sibiu, ISSN 2065-5940, Vol. 5, no 1, 25-41 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Normative questions concerning the treatment of immigrants can be approached from various perspectives: consequentialistic, deontological, fairness-based, rectificatory, or similar. In this paper, the implications of the idea of quality of government for the treatment of immigrants are examined. It is argued that an acceptable definition of quality of governance includes a principle of beneficence, which prescribes a beneficial treatment of immigrants whenever laws and policies allow. The principle, which is not novel in itself, is presented in a more specified form and is provided with a philosophical justification.
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2013. Vol. 5, no 1, 25-41 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-107518OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-107518DiVA: diva2:724985