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Deliver us from evil: The case for scepticism (2019)
Book Chapter
Cole, P. (2019). Deliver us from evil: The case for scepticism. In T. Nys, & S. De Wijze (Eds.), Routledge Handbook on the Philosophy of EvilRoutledge

This chapter critically examines the philosophical arguments against the case for evil scepticism that I first outlined in my book, The Myth of Evil. It re-assesses and strengthens the case for scepticism by addressing some of the latest attempts to... Read More about Deliver us from evil: The case for scepticism.

Principled toleration and respectful indifference in the liberal polity: A conceptual landscape (2019)
Journal Article
Cole, P. (2019). Principled toleration and respectful indifference in the liberal polity: A conceptual landscape. Balkan Journal of Philosophy, 11(1), 5-14. https://doi.org/10.5840/bjp20191112

This paper examines toleration at two levels. At the first level, liberal individualism is concerned that the individual must be as free as possible to pursue their own goals and lifestyles. At the second level, liberal political theory is concerned... Read More about Principled toleration and respectful indifference in the liberal polity: A conceptual landscape.

Climate change and global displacement (2018)
Book Chapter
Cole, P. (2018). Climate change and global displacement. In B. Schippers (Ed.), Routledge Handbook on Rethinking Ethics in International RelationsRoutledge

With the numbers of people displaced by climate-change related disasters predicted to be in the many millions, this chapter examines the possible frameworks that could offer those displaced some form of protection, as at present they fall outside the... Read More about Climate change and global displacement.

Understanding Statelessness (2017)
Book
Cole, P., Bloom, T., & Tonkiss, K. (2017). Understanding Statelessness. London and New York: Routledge

Understanding Statelessness offers a comprehensive, in-depth examination of statelessness. The volume presents the theoretical, legal and political concept of statelessness through the work of leading critical thinkers in this area. They offer a cri... Read More about Understanding Statelessness.

Providing a framework for understanding statelessness (2017)
Book Chapter
Cole, P., Bloom, T., & Tonkiss, K. (2017). Providing a framework for understanding statelessness. In P. Cole, T. Bloom, & K. Tonkiss (Eds.), Understanding Statelessness, 1-14. Routledge

This is an introduction to the book Understanding Statelessness, setting the collection in the context of the current theoretical and political landscape.

Insider theory and the construction of statelessness (2017)
Book Chapter
Cole, P. (2017). Insider theory and the construction of statelessness. In P. Cole, T. Bloom, & K. Tonkiss (Eds.), Understanding Statelessness, 255-266. Routledge

In this chapter I adopt a 'radically theoretical' perspective to expose and interrogate the assumptions about the political systems in which we live which sit at the heart of political theory and to problematize these from the perspective of stateles... Read More about Insider theory and the construction of statelessness.

On the borders of solidarity: Ethics, power and immigration controls (2016)
Journal Article
Cole, P. (in press). On the borders of solidarity: Ethics, power and immigration controls. Soundings, 63, 123-135

The debate about migration in political and media discourse is dominated by issues of economics and culture, while only the ethical approach reveals the question of power, writes Phillip Cole. The left must on one hand understand anxieties people hav... Read More about On the borders of solidarity: Ethics, power and immigration controls.

Human rights in the overseas territories: In policy but not in practice? (2016)
Journal Article
Dunwoodie-Stirton, F., Cole, P., Clegg, P., Dunwoodie-Stirton, F., & Cole, P. (2016). Human rights in the overseas territories: In policy but not in practice?. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 54(1), 46-68. https://doi.org/10.1080/14662043.2015.1126886

Since the late 1990s emphasis has been placed by the UK government on enhancing human rights in its Overseas Territories. Some early changes were enforced, but more recently persuasion and capacity building have been prioritised. However, due to the... Read More about Human rights in the overseas territories: In policy but not in practice?.

At the borders of political theory: Carens and the ethics of immigration 1 (2015)
Journal Article
Cole, P. (2015). At the borders of political theory: Carens and the ethics of immigration 1. European Journal of Political Theory, 14(4), 501-510. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474885115594283

© 2015, © The Author(s) 2015. Carens’ book covers a wide range of issues concerning the ethics of immigration, and although he is best known as a theorist of open borders that argument takes up a relatively small part of the book, and is indeed a sma... Read More about At the borders of political theory: Carens and the ethics of immigration 1.

Reactions & Debate II: The Ethics of Immigration - Carens and the problem of method (2014)
Journal Article
Cole, P. (2014). Reactions & Debate II: The Ethics of Immigration - Carens and the problem of method. Ethical perspectives / Catholic University of Leuven ; European Centre for Christian Ethics, 21(4), 600-607

This article is part of a special issue looking at Joseph Carens The Ethics of Immigration and includes his replies.

Scotland headed towards "Independence-Lite"? (2014)
Journal Article
McGlinchey, S., & Cole, P. (2014). Scotland headed towards "Independence-Lite"?. National Interest,

The only certainty is that we do not know what the future holds for the UK, except that there will be radical changes in its relationship with Scotland, with unknown consequences for the country’s future.

Beyond reason: The philosophy and politics of immigration (2014)
Journal Article
Cole, P. (2014). Beyond reason: The philosophy and politics of immigration. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 17(5), 503-520. https://doi.org/10.1080/13698230.2014.919058

In this paper, I critically address the role of arbitrary and contingent features in philosophical debates about migration. These features play a central role, and display the importance of ‘unreason’ in the debate and the limits of rational cr... Read More about Beyond reason: The philosophy and politics of immigration.

Taking moral equality seriously: Egalitarianism and immigration controls (2012)
Journal Article
Cole, P. (2012). Taking moral equality seriously: Egalitarianism and immigration controls. Journal of International Political Theory, 8(1-2), 121-134. https://doi.org/10.3366/jipt.2012.0033

In this paper I re-state the egalitarian argument against the morality of immigration controls: such limits violate the central ethical commitment to moral equality. This means that immigration controls fail a fundamental moral test and represent the... Read More about Taking moral equality seriously: Egalitarianism and immigration controls.

Debating the ethics of immigration: Is there a right to exclude? (2011)
Book
Wellman, C. H., & Cole, P. (2011). Debating the ethics of immigration: Is there a right to exclude?. Oxford University Press

The book has a clear focus on philosophical theory and ethical argument, referring to economic and other evidence for the positions taken where this is helpful, but making it clear that what is ultimately at stake is the morality of border controls.... Read More about Debating the ethics of immigration: Is there a right to exclude?.

Migration and the human right to health (2009)
Journal Article
Cole, P. (2009). Migration and the human right to health. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 18(01), 70-77. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0963180108090117

In December 2007 it was revealed that the British government is considering the exclusion of certain groups of migrants—those considered to be present “illegally”—from primary health care provided by the National Health Service (NHS). At present, pra... Read More about Migration and the human right to health.

Human rights and the national interest: Migrants, healthcare and social justice (2007)
Journal Article
Cole, P. (2007). Human rights and the national interest: Migrants, healthcare and social justice. Journal of Medical Ethics, 33(5), 269-272. https://doi.org/10.1136/jme.2005.014829

The UK government has recently taken steps to exclude certain groups of migrants from free treatment under the National Health Service, most controversially from treatment for HIV. Whether this discrimination can have any coherent ethical basis is qu... Read More about Human rights and the national interest: Migrants, healthcare and social justice.

The body politic: Theorising disability and impairment (2007)
Journal Article
Cole, P. (2007). The body politic: Theorising disability and impairment. Journal of Applied Philosophy, 24(2), 169-176. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5930.2007.00369.x

© Society for Applied Philosophy, 2007. In her critique of the social model of disability, Lorella Terzi argues that it oversocialises disability, and that some kind of connection must be made between disability and bodily impairment. In this paper I... Read More about The body politic: Theorising disability and impairment.

The Myth of Evil (2006)
Book
Cole, P. (2006). The Myth of Evil. Edinburgh University Press

A philosophical history of the concept of evil in western culture. 'Evil is something to be feared, and historically, we shall see, it is the enemy within who has been seen as representing the most intense evil of all - the enemy who looks just li... Read More about The Myth of Evil.

Philosophies of Exclusion: Liberal Political Theory and Immigration (2000)
Book
Cole, P. (2000). Philosophies of Exclusion: Liberal Political Theory and Immigration. Edinburgh University Press

The mass movement of people across the globe constitutes a major feature of world politics today. Whatever the cause of the movement - often war, famine, economic hardship, political repression or climate change - the governments of western capita... Read More about Philosophies of Exclusion: Liberal Political Theory and Immigration.


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