Abolition 12/13 | READINGS

Primary Readings

Arendt, Hannah. “We Refugees.” In The Jewish Writings. Ed. Jerome Kohn and Ron H. Feldman. New York: Schocken Books, 2007.

Benhabib, Seyla. “The End of the 1951 Refugee Convention? Dilemmas of Sovereignty, Territoriality, and Human Rights.” Jus Cogens 2020. Available here.

Carens, Joseph. The Ethics of Immigration (Oxford University Press, 2013), chapter 11.

Espejo, Paulina Ochoa. On Borders: Territories, Legitimacy, and the Rights of Place. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. (excerpt). For Columbia students: this text is available online through CLIO.

Walia, Harsha. Border and Rule. Chicago: Haymarket, 2021. (excerpt).

Secondary Materials

Achiume, E. Tendayi. “Migration as Decolonization,” Stanford Law Review 71, no. 6 (2019): 1509-1574.

Brown, Wendy. Walled States, Waning Sovereignty. Zone Books, 2017.

Carens, Joseph. “Aliens and Citizens: the Case for Open Borders,” Review of Politics Vol. 49, No. 2 (Spring): 251-273.

Longo, Matthew. The Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen after 9/11. Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Maier, Charles S. Once Within Borders: Territories of Power, Wealth, and Belonging Since 1500. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016.

McGuirk, Siobhán, and Adrienne Pine. Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry. San Francisco: PM Press, 2020. (Introduction)

Stevens, Jacqueline. States Without Nations: Citizenship for Mortals. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.

Loyd, Jenna M. “Chapter 5: Prison Abolition Perspectives on No Borders.” In Open Borders: In Defense of Free Movement, edited by Reece Jones, 89-109. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2019.

Additional Bibliography

Bauder, Harald. “The Possibilities of Open and No Borders.” Social Justice 39, no. 4 (130) (2014): 76-96. Available at www.jstor.org/stable/24361623.

Caplan, Bryan and Vipul Naik. “A Radical Case for Open Borders.” In The Economics of Immigration: Market-Based Approaches, Social Science, Public Policy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Carens, Joseph. “The Case for Open Borders,” openDemocracy, 2015.

Fonda Shen