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CFP, 2021, vol. 11: “Migration and Justice for People on the Move”

CFP: PPI, vol. 11, 2021

Special Issue: Migration and Justice for People on the Move

This special issue will include a discussion of Gillian Brock’s Justice for People on the Move.

Migration in Challenging Times (Cambridge University Press 2020), with commentaries by Christopher Bertram (University of Bristol), Luara Ferracioli (University of Sidney), Javier Hidalgo (University of Richmond), Patti Lenard (University of Ottawa), Matthew Lister (Deakin University), José Mendoza (University of Massachusetts Lowell), David Owen (University of Southampton), followed by Brock’s replies.


Submission Deadline

Long Abstract (1,000 words max):  August, 31, 2020

Full paper (9,000 words max, upon acceptance):  November, 30, 2020

Editor: Gianfranco Pellegrino (Luiss University)


Aims and Background

Migration is a recurrent issue in contemporary politics. As a consequence, it is also a growing concern among political philosophers and political scientists. While in a first wave of scholarship claims about the admission and fair treatment of migrants were mainly embedded in general treatments, more focused works are starting to appear. Since P. Cole’s Philosophies of Exclusion and J. Carens’ The Ethics of Immigration (2013), a growing scholarship on migratory justice and politics is now flourishing, dealing with issues of fairness, democracy and justice concerning ‘people on the move’, as Gillian Brock says in her recent Justice for People on the Move (2020), which is the book discussed in the symposium of this issue.

We expect original contributions discussing problems such as (but not limited to):

  • Justice and Migration
  • Territorial Rights and Migration
  • Self-determination and Migration
  • Refugees
  • Temporary Migration
  • Voluntary and Forced Migration
  • Terrorism and Migration


Submission Details

Please send a (.odt, .doc or .docx) file containing a long abstract (1,000 words max) and a title, prepared for blind review with all revealing references to the author removed. All personal information (name, affiliation, and contact) must be submitted separately, along with a short abstract (200 words max). Deadline for abstract submission is August, 31, 2020. Decisions will be made within a month.

All material should be submitted sending an e-mail to special issue’s editors, to PPI’s managing editor and to

Upon notification of acceptance, you will be invited to submit the full paper (9,000 words max) no later than November, 30, 2020. The volume will be published in 2021.


Further Inquiries

Please direct any queries about this call for papers to PPI’s Editor at More information on Philosophy and Public Issues can be found at http://