Symposium with Gillian Brock and Michael Blake on their new book: Debating Brain Drain: May Governments Restrict Emigration? (OUP 2015)


Monday June 29, 2015, 10am-5pm

Confirmed speakers:
Michael Blake (Washington)
Gillian Brock (Auckland)
Daniel Callies (Frankfurt)
Eszter Kollar (Frankfurt)
Darrel Moellendorf (Frankfurt)
Merten Reglitz (Frankfurt)
Christine Straehle (Ottawa)
Lea Ypi (LSE)

Goethe-UniversityFrankfurt am Main, Campus Westend
Gebäude "Normative Ordnungen", 501
Max-Horkheimer-Str. 2, 60323 Frankfurt am Main

The idea that persons have an unrestricted right to emigration has been taken for granted by liberal political theory as well as international human rights law. Recent discussions on international brain drain, however, have brought to light an inherent tension between the needs of source populations and the freedom of the emigrating individuals. Are states ever justified in restricting emigration?

There are two important dimensions of the debate. First, on what grounds can emigration restrictions be justified? Can poor states with insufficient labor supplies for producing basic social goods, such as education or health care, restrict emigration? Or those that are unable to support fundamental autonomy enhancing institutions? How should these grounding reasons be balanced against the interests and vulnerabilities of the migrating professionals? Second, by what means may states restrict or constrain emigration. Much of the debate is not about whether states can restrict emigration, but how can they legitimately do so. Which policy measures leave sufficient room for an autonomous life? Part of the problem is the ambiguity concerning what mechanisms for managing the labor supply for social purposes count as ‘coercive’ and the kind of coercion that may or may not count as justified.

Participation is free and open to all but registration is necessary with Ellen Niess at Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!

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