Caleb Yong

Postdoctoral Fellow

Aufenthalt am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
September 2016−August 2017

Forschungsthema am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»Human Rights and the Legitimacy of Immigration Law: A Proposal to Restructure the International Refugee Regime«

The existing international system of states authorizes and empowers each independent, territorial state to unilaterally set, and coercively enforce, its immigration laws and policies. Would-be migrants to a given state are expected to comply with its immigration laws, and are liable to coercion to enforce that compliance. But why would it be morally acceptable for would-be migrants to be exposed to border coercion? The answer cannot appeal to immigration laws' democratic legitimacy, since would-be migrants are not included in the citizen body that authorizes such laws. In this project, I will explore the idea that immigration laws' legitimacy, when they are legitimate, depends on their respecting migrants' human rights. In particular, each state's immigration policies must help to ensure that all refugees receive adequate protection for their human rights. I will further argue that at the bar of this standard of legitimacy, absent major reforms to the international refugee protection regime, the legitimacy of developed democracies' immigration laws is questionable. (Caleb Yong)

Förderung des Aufenthaltes:
DFG-Kollegforschergruppe »Justitia Amplificata. Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global«

Wissenschaftliches Profil von Caleb Yong

Caleb Yong hatte von 2012−2014 die Position als Dozent in Politischer Theorie an der Oxford-Universität inne. 2014 promovierte er dort im Fachbereich Politik mit einer Dissertation über: »Justice, Legitimacy, and Movement across Borders«. Von 2014−2015 wurde ihm ein Postdoctoral Fellowship an der McGill Universität gewährt. Darüber hinaus war Yong von 2015−2016 ein Fellow in Residence an der Harvard-Universität.

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Gerechtigkeitstheorien; Einwanderungspolitik.

Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl):
  1. »Caring Relationships and Family Migration Schemes«, in: Alex Sager (Hg.): The Ethics and Politics of Immigration, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
  2. »Justice in Labor Immigration Policy«, in: Social Theory and Practice, Bd. 42 (4), 2016.
  3. »Does freedom of speech include hate speech?«, in: Res Publica, Bd. 17, 2011.