Should Borders Matter?

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A clip from BBC4’s Global Philosopher in which Prof. Sandel explores the philosophical justifications made for national borders.

Is there any moral distinction between a political refugee and an economic migrant?
If people have the right to exit a country, why not a right to enter?
Do nations have the right to protect the affluence of their citizens?
And is there such a thing as a ‘national identity’?

These are just some of the questions addressed by Prof. Sandel in this first edition of The Global Philosopher.

Using a pioneering state-of-the-art studio at the Harvard Business School, Michael Sandel is joined by 60 participants from over 30 countries in a truly global digital space.

Video editor: Chris Eyre
Audience producer: Louise Coletta
Producer: David Edmonds
Editor: Richard Knight
Release date: 21 March 2016
Duration: 31 minutes

Credit Prem Samudro

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