Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2005

Publication Title

Review of Politics

Volume

67

Pages

311-334

Abstract

Are guestworker programs exploitative? Egalitarian and neoclassical theories of exploitation agree that they always are. But these judgments are too indiscriminate. Privileged guests are the exception, and the exception points toward a more sensitive standard for identifying exploitation. This more sensitive standard, the sufficiency theory of exploitation, is used to analyze several guestworker programs. Even when guestworker programs are exploitative, it is argued that the unfairness should be tolerated if the exploitation is modest, not severe, and if the most likely nonexploitative alternative worsens the plight of the disadvantaged.

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Author Posting. © University of Notre Dame, 2005. This article is posted here by permission of the University of Notre Dame for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in The Review of Politics, Volume 67, Issue 2, 2005, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0034670500033532

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