On the Relationship between Normative Claims and Empirical Realities in Immigration

What is and what ought to be the relationship between empirical research and normative analysis with respect to migration policies? The paper addresses this question from the perspective of political theory, asking about the place of empirical research in philosophical discussions of migration, and,...

Author: Carens, Joseph H.
Document types:Article
Media types:Text
Publication date:2019
Date of publication on miami:11.04.2019
Modification date:16.04.2019
Source:Proceedings of the 2018 ZiF Workshop “Studying Migration Policies at the Interface between Empirical Research and Normative Analysis”, S. 17
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
Source:Matthias Hoesch/Lena Laube (eds.): Proceedings of the 2018 ZiF Workshop “Studying Migration Policies at the Interface between Empirical Research and Normative Analysis”, 13-29. DOI: 10.17879/85189704253
Subjects:Migrationsethik; Migrationsforschung; Politische Theorie; Politische Philosophie ethics of migration; migration studies; political theory; political philosophy
DDC Subject:172: Politische Ethik
325: Internationale Migration, Kolonisation
License:CC BY-SA 4.0
Language:English
Format:PDF document
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-15199617557
Permalink:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-15199617557
Other Identifiers:DOI: 10.17879/15199614880
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What is and what ought to be the relationship between empirical research and normative analysis with respect to migration policies? The paper addresses this question from the perspective of political theory, asking about the place of empirical research in philosophical discussions of migration, and, for the most part, leaving to others questions about what role, if any, normative considerations do and should play in empirical research on migration. At the outset the paper also takes note of one important way in which empirical research can and should contribute to normative discussions of migration, quite apart from its role in contributing to political philosophy.