|5 Jul 2004 - 6 Jul 2004||All day||New Hall, Cambridge|
New Hall, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0DF
Conference sponsored by CRASSH (University of Cambridge)
David Feldman (Birkbeck, University of London & CRASSH)
Immigration to rich countries raises a series of contentious moral and practical issues. How many immigrants should countries admit and according to what criteria should they be selected? What are the economic, legal and political entitlements owed to migrants? What responsibilities do receiving states owe those who are kept out and their mostly poor countries of origin? To what extent does immigration challenge concepts of citizenship and national identity? These issues engage scholars across a wide range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. This conference will bring together and promote debate among economists, legal scholars, political scientists, historians and policy makers.