JOSEPH H. CARENS
Joseph H. Carens, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto.
Professor Carens teaches courses in the history of political thought and in contemporary political theory, the latter focusing recently on multiculturalism and immigration.
Carens is author of Culture, Citizenship, and Community: A Contextual Exploration of Justice as Evenhandedness (Oxford, 2000) and Equality, Moral Incentives, and the Market: An Essay in Utopian Politico-Economic Theory (Chicago, 1981). He is also editor of Democracy and Possessive Individualism: The Intellectual Legacy of C.B. Macpherson (SUNY Press, 1993) and Is Quebec Nationalism Just? Perspectives from Anglophone Canada (McGill-Queen's University Press, 1995). Furthermore, Carens is the author of over 50 articles or book chapters, primarily on issues relating to immigration and multiculturalism. He is currently writing a book on the ethics of immigration.
Carens received his M.Phil and Ph.D. in political science from Yale University as well as an M.Phil in religious studies from Yale and an A.B. in philosophy from the College of the Holy Cross. Before coming to the University of Toronto, he taught at North Carolina State University, at Lake Forest College, at Wesleyan University, and at Princeton University. He has held a Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship, a Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights, a Connaught Fellowship from the University of Toronto, and a number of SSHRC grants. He has been a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a Hoover Fellow at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, and a Forum Professor, at the European Forum on Citizenship, European University Institute, Florence.
Publications2008. Immigration, Democracy, and Citizenship. In Of States, Rights, and Social Closure: Governing Migration and Citizenship, ed. Saime Ozcurumez and Oliver Schmidtke, 17-36. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
2008. Live-In Domestics, Seasonal Workers, Foreign Students, and Others Hard to Locate on the Map of Democracy. Journal of Political Philosophy (forthcoming).
2008. The Rights of Irregular Migrants. Ethics & International Affairs 22, no. 2: 163-186.
2007. Democracy and Citizenship in Latin America. In Citizenship in Latin America, ed. Joseph Tulchin and Margaret Ruthenburg, 111-120. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Press.
2007. Étrangers et citoyens: un plaidoyer en faveur de l’ouverture des frontières. Raisons politiques, no. 26: 11-39 (French translation of 1987 article).
2007. The Problem of Doing Good in a World That Isn’t: Reflections on the Ethical Challenges Facing INGOs. In Ethics in Action, ed. Daniel Bell and Jean-Marc Coicaud, 257-272. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2007. Wer gehört dazu? Migration und die Rekonzeptualisierung der Staatsbürgerschaft. In Bürgerschaft und Migration. Einwanderung und Einbürgerung aus ethisch-politischer Perspektive, ed. Simone Zurbuchen, 25-52. Münster: LIT Verlag (In German).
2006. Free Speech and Democratic Norms in the Danish Cartoons Controversy. International Migration 44, no. 5: 32-41.
2005. Démocratie, multiculturalisme et hijab. Esprit 2, no. 311: 54-61 (In French).
2005. On Belonging: What we owe people who stay. Boston Review 30, nos. 3-4: 16-19.
2005. The Integration of Immigrants. Journal of Moral Philosophy 2, no. 1: 29-46.