Race, Populism, and Immigration: The Transactional Partiality Problem

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Motivated by a comparative analysis of the rise of populism in contemporary US and UK immigration policies, the chapter draws on the legacy of Kantian notions of impartiality in contemporary liberal-egalitarian political philosophy, and a Rawlsian contractualist analysis of political justification, to argue for a re-theorising of the value of partial reasons for action at the political level and against the moral legitimacy of nationalistic, protectionist foreign policy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRace and the Law: The Long Walk to Equality
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherUniversity of Westminster Press
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print) ‎ 978-1914386404
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 27 Apr 2023


  • Race, Law, Equality, Kant, Rawls, Partiality, Immigration

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