Martin RUHS, The rights of migrant workers: Economics, politics and ethics

The labor immigration policies of high-income countries are characterized by trade-offs between openness to admitting migrant workers and some of the rights granted to migrants after admission. This empirical observation lies at the heart of the author’s 2013 book, The price of rights: Regulating international labor migration.

Martin Ruhs analyzes how high-income countries restrict the rights of migrant workers as part of their labor immigration policies and discuss the implications for global debates about regulating labor migration and protecting migrants. The book comprehensively looks at the tensions between human rights and citizenship rights, the agency and interests of migrants and states, and the determinants and ethics of labor immigration policy.

More information about Ruhs’ work at his website “The Price of Rights


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