Disputas: Magnus Skytterholm Egan, Institutt for filosofi og førstesemesterstudier

Master i filosofi Magnus Skytterholm Egan disputerer for ph.d.-graden i humaniora og samfunnsvitenskap, fagområde filosofi


Who Merits Admittance: The Fairness of Skills-Based Migration Criteria


Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag av avhandlingen

The last few decades have seen an increasing use of merit-based immigration, whereby migrants are treated differently based on their skills, education, and wealth. Faced with the contested political nature of immigration in many countries, and the vastly unequal treatment migrants receive, there is a need to discuss whether such policies are fair. While I find that there are good grounds for states to control their own borders, related to self-determination and the welfare of their citizens, I argue that states should also take global inequality of opportunity and structural injustice into account when deciding on their treatment of migrants. Amongst other things, I conclude that (1) there are good justice-based reasons to be wary of skills-based migration, (2) that particularly countries in the Global North ought to take migrants’ needs and opportunities into account when deciding on who to admit, and (3) that individuals have responsibilities towards alleviating migration injustice.

Avhandlingen er tilgjengelig i Munin


Prøveforelesning finner sted samme dag kl. 09:15


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Hovedveileder er professor Annamari Vitikainen, UiT Norges arktiske universitet

Biveileder er førsteamanuensis Jonas Jakobsen, UiT Norges arktiske universitet



Første opponent professor ph.d. Nils Holtug, Københavns Universitet

Andre opponent Assistant Professor ph.d. Eszter Kollar, KU Leuven 

Leder av komiteen professor ph.d. Jennifer Clare Heyward, UiT Norges arktiske universitet


Leder av disputas

Instituttleder Tor Ivar Hanstad, UiT Norges arktiske universitet

De som ønsker å opponere ex. auditorio, kan sende en e-post til leder av disputas innen kl. 13:00 disputasdagen: tor.ivar.hanstad@uit.no

When: 20. October 2021 at 10.15–15.00
Where: Auditorium 3, Teorifagbygget hus 6
Location / Campus: Digital, Tromsø
Target group: Employees, Students, Guests, Invited
Contact: Kari Refsdal
E-mail: kari.refsdal@uit.no
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