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 offers 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 people.
What are BWB Texts?
BWB Texts are short books on big subjects by great New Zealand writers. Commissioned as short digital-first works, BWB Texts unlock diverse stories, insights and analysis from the best of our past, present and future New Zealand writing.