Rethinking citizenship, immigration and refugee admissions from an ethics of immigration perspective

Türkmen, Fulya Felicity
As the world witnesses the biggest wide scale displacement and mass immigration movement of 21st century, we need to rethink the political theory and ethics of immigration. In this context, it is important that we need to understand and explain the concept of citizenship and its evolution. The questions like How is citizenship defined in the modern state and what is the importance of social contract in this context? How is the status of the non-citizen defined and what are the criteria for new membership? would be beneficial for the related discussions and arguments. Therefore, this thesis will try to explore and identify the relations and gaps between political and legal context of citizenship, admission processes, their interpretations in practice and criticism of these practices from an ethical perspective.


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Citation Formats
F. F. Türkmen, “Rethinking citizenship, immigration and refugee admissions from an ethics of immigration perspective,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2018.