Apr. 20 Webinar on Anti-Corruption

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Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Online and CPS 309

Speaker: Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia, Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), Division for Global Affairs (DGA), Rutgers University – Newark

Presentation title: Ethics of Immigration and Corruption

Presentation Abstract: Restrictive immigration policies – such as the militarization of border controls, extensive criminalization of undocumented immigrants, and security governance of minorities – are often justified by arguments related to the ethics of responsibility. I examine the following arguments: that closed borders are necessary to protect the social, cultural and political prerequisites of democracy; that the principle of self-determination implies that a political community has the right to determine its own boundary laws; and that “tough on crime” legislation increases security. Yet, not only policies inspired by these arguments actually lead to a “security/insecurity spiral” but they fuel various aspects of corruption – which in turn undermine crucial democratic principles and the safety of US citizens

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