23 08 2017 - 25 08 2017 23 08 2017 - 25 08 2017
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Migration, Citizenship, and Democracy: Contemporary Ethical Challenges

Prof. Dr. Liav Orgad
mail: liav [dot] orgad [at] wzb [dot] eu

Never in human history has so much attention been paid to human movement. Numbers matter. By 2016, the number of international immigrants soared to 244 million—11 percent of the total population in the developed regions. Numbers, however, are merely one factor. Other factors are the pace of immigration and its character. Global migration yields demographic shifts of historical significance and affects the concepts of citizenship, sovereignty, and welfare democracy. The changes in the number, composition, and intensity of immigration, coupled with profound changes in Western society, yield one of the greatest challenges of the twenty-first century.

The workshop focuses on the empirical and normative developments to the concepts of citizenship and democracy that result from global migration as well as the ethical dilemmas created by these changes.

Mittwoch, 23. August 2017 - Freitag, 25. August 2017
: WZB, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, Raum A 300