Phillip Cole

Phil Cole is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations. His areas of expertise are international migration and human rights, global ethics and international justice, asylum and refugees.

His publications include Philosophies of exclusion: Liberal political theory and immigration (Edinburgh University Press, 2000), The myth of evil (Edinburgh University Press, 2007), Debating the ethics of Immigration (Oxford University Press, 2011; together with Christopher Heath Wellman).


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On the borders of solidarity

An ethical perspective on migration

The debate about migration in political and media discourse is dominated by issues of economics and culture, while only the ethical approach reveals the question of power, writes Phillip Cole. The left must on one hand understand anxieties people have about immigration, but on the other show courage in contesting beliefs based on untruths.

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