Fair Borders?

Bridget Williams Books

Debates over immigration are heating up – with grave
political consequences. It is no coincidence that calls to
restrict national borders are intensifying at a time when
people are more mobile than ever. But closed borders
are no more imaginable in the foreseeable future than
perfectly open borders. The principal question is who
is permitted to enter a nation and what standing they
have within. And that question can be answered fairly
or unfairly.

Fair Borders draws together academic and nonacademic
writers to discuss whether New Zealand’s
immigration policy o ers a ‘fair go’ to those just
arriving, and to those who arrived a long time ago. This
edited collection includes new and diverse perspectives
that go beyond the boundaries of popular debate, in
which migrants are too often treated as numbers, not