Going It Alone: Political Ethics and the Rights of Unaccompanied Migrant Children (Chapter 11 in Unaccompanied Migrant Children: Social, Legal, and Ethical Perspectives).
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This chapter analyses the current shifts in the political ethics of migration and the crisis of responsibility that Western societies face. The shift from political realism to national populism is discussed, as well as the need for a cosmopolitan political approach that transcends the nation states and national interests in the name of universal human dignity and human rights. The plural roots of human rights and the case for religious ethics are explained. 46 references.
unaccompanied children; undocumented immigrants; human rights; childrens rights; ethics; political factors; Roman Catholic Church; religion