Open Migration and the Politics of Fear

Author
Brian K. Murphy
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Published in Development, 2007, 50(4), (50–55) © 2007 Society for International Development 1011-6370/07 www.sidint.org/development 

In spring 2007, an exchange took place on an international online research and reflection network on the Great Transition Initiative, concerning the prospect of including the concept of open borders in its vision of a humane and just global future. The excerpts that follow share elements of that dialogue, edited for flow, from the original exchange stimulated by the comments made by Brian Murphy from Out of the Shadowlands: A Report on an International Learning Circle on Migration & Citizenship (Murphy, 2006) and the Canadian organization, Inter Pares.