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Ruling Out David Miller's Argument for Immigration Restrictions
Undergraduate Honors Theses
  • Yenipher Delarosa, Georgia State University
Date of Award
Degree Type
Degree Name
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
First Advisor
Andrea Scarantino
The paper will describe one of David Miller’s arguments for limiting immigration by concluding that immigration is a threat to a successful democratic welfare state. There is a threat to a democratic welfare state when there is lack of trust in a heterogeneous society. Immigration contributes to heterogeneity. The paper will present flaws in Miller’s argument, which include the unacknowledged concepts of ignorance and fear that can lead to mistrust in cultural heterogeneous communities. I will then consider Miller’s response to the critiques. Lastly, I will mention some proposals for increasing trust and addressing the real issues in a multicultural society.
Citation Information
Yenipher Delarosa. "Ruling Out David Miller's Argument for Immigration Restrictions" (2011)
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