Argument: Nation-states are a fabrication, should not constrain migration
- Debate: UN Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families
- Debate: Nations should increase economic and social protections for migrants
Devin T. Stewart. "Reconciling an Ethical Immigration Policy with the Nation-state Myth." Policy Innovations. January 20th, 2010: "Like religion, the nation-state myth requires a leap of faith. Japanese scholar Yoshihisa Hagiwara argues that since it is not grounded in fact, the nation-state myth is bound to dissolve, giving way to an understanding that we are merely individuals who are part of a global community. He laments that the Japanese are especially fond of the idea of 'Japaneseness,' making it possible that Japan may become the 'last hero' of a dying ethos. There is even a field, Nihonjinron, devoted to studying what it means to be Japanese."