Skip navigation

The ethics, economics and governance of free movement

The ethics, economics and governance of free movement

Ugur, Mehmet ORCID: 0000-0003-3891-3641 (2007) The ethics, economics and governance of free movement. In: Pécoud, Antoine and de Guchteneire, Paul, (eds.) Migration without Borders. Social Science Studies series . UNESCO Publishing / Berghahn Books, New York and Oxford, pp. 65-94. ISBN 978-92-3-104024-5

[img] PDF
M_ugur__MWB_chapter.pdf - Submitted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (165kB)


One argument we pursue in this chapter is that it is difficult to make an ethical or economic case against free movement of workers. The analysis that leads to this conclusion also enables us to demonstrate that free movement is not only feasible but also more efficient compared to restrictive/protectionist policies. Another argument of the article is that a multilateral framework similar to that of World Trade Organisation (WTO) would be an optimal arrangement that would enable member countries to tackle externalities and collective action problems associated with international migration, which can be expected only to increase given the extent of globalisation and the persistence of international income inequalities.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] Chapter 4. [2] The book has received the 2009 Silver Book Award from the Association of Borderland Studies (ABS).
Uncontrolled Keywords: international migration, ethics, human rights, economic development, politics, social cohesion welfare, international movement of labour, economics of free movement, ethics for free movement, governance of free movement
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Business > Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (IPEGFA) > Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC)
Related URLs:
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2021 16:32

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics