Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University. He has published three books: Immigrants and the Right to Stay (MIT Press 2010); Culture, Citizenship and Community: A Contextual Exploration of Justice as Evenhandedness (Oxford University Press 2000; and Equality, Moral Incentives, and the Market: An Essay in Utopian Politico-Economic Theory (University of Chicago Press 1981). He has also published two edited books and more than 70 journal articles or chapters in books. Carens’ research focuses on questions about justice, equality, and freedom in democratic communities.
He is particularly interested in the normative issues raised by the movement of people across state borders and by ethnic and cultural diversity in all its forms. He is currently completing a book that is tentatively titled Who Belongs? The Ethics of Immigration.
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