Joseph Carens

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  • MESc, College of Holy Cross
  • M.Phil., Yale University
  • Ph.D., Yale University
  • M.Phil., Yale University

Joseph Carens

Professor Emeritus
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada


Research interests: contemporary political theory. Current focus on markets and justice. Author of The Ethics of Immigration (2013); Immigrants and the Right to Stay (2010); Culture, Citizenship, and Community (2000); Equality, Moral Incentives, and the Market (1981); (ed.) Democracy and Possessive Individualism (1993); (ed.) Is Quebec Nationalism Just? (1995); and over 80 articles in journals and edited volumes.

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  • Contemporary Political Theory

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