Martin Ruhs at the 2013 APSA Annual Meeting

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August 29, 2013 @ 2:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
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2013 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition

The APSA Annual Meeting is the largest annual gathering of political scientists in the world with more than 6,000 attendees, representing more than 1,000 universities and 50 countries. Don’t miss your chance to connect with the leading scholars in the field!

Who attends the Annual Meeting?

These attendees are authors, professors and scholars. These are decision-makers responsible for curriculum development in both individual classes and political science departments.

What are attendees looking for?
  • Books, journals, and publications
  • Personal contact with publisher representatives
  • State-of-the-art computer software
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  • Exhibit discounts

2013 Exhibit Details

Hilton Chicago


August 29 – 31

Exhibit Hall Hours:

Thursday, August 29: 9:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m.
Friday, August 30: 9:30a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 31: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Exhibit Setup:

Wednesday, August 28: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Exhibit Breakdown:

Saturday, August 31: 5:30pm – midnight

Exhibit Hall Floorplan
Booth Contract
Event Prospectus

Princeton University Press will be at booth 300.

View the 2013 exhibit details on the American Political Science Association website:


Migration and Citizenship
52-6   Migrant Rights: Domestic and International Determinants

Date: Thursday, Aug 29, 2013, 10:15 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Room assignments are pending. Check back soon for room assignments. Only those registered for the meeting can view room assignments. Subject to change. Check the Final Program at the conference.
Co-sponsored by 45 Human Rights-17
Chair(s): Jeannette Money
University of California, Davis,
The Price of Rights. Labour immigration policy and the rights of migrant workers.
Martin Ruhs
Oxford University,
Leaders and Shirkers: Comparing Refugee Rights in Liberal States with IMPALA Database
Eiko Thielemann
London School of Economics,
Emerging Migration Policies in Emerging Democracies
Shaina Western
University of California, Davis,
Migrant Rights and the UN Convention
Jeannette Money
University of California, Davis,
  Shaina Western
  University of California, Davis,
  Sarah P. Lockhart
  Fordham University,
Human Rights and Immigration Control Wrongs
Tom K. Wong
University of California, San Diego,
Discussant(s): Julie Mostov
Drexel University,

View the discussion information on the American Political Science Association website:


The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration by Martin RuhsThe Price of Rights:
Regulating International Labor Migration

Martin Ruhs

Many low-income countries and development organizations are calling for greater liberalization of labor immigration policies in high-income countries. At the same time, human rights organizations and migrant rights advocates demand more equal rights for migrant workers. The Price of Rights shows why you cannot always have both.

Examining labor immigration policies in over forty countries, as well as policy drivers in major migrant-receiving and migrant-sending states, Martin Ruhs finds that there are trade-offs in the policies of high-income countries between openness to admitting migrant workers and some of the rights granted to migrants after admission. Insisting on greater equality of rights for migrant workers can come at the price of more restrictive admission policies, especially for lower-skilled workers. Ruhs advocates the liberalization of international labor migration through temporary migration programs that protect a universal set of core rights and account for the interests of nation-states by restricting a few specific rights that create net costs for receiving countries.

The Price of Rights analyzes how high-income countries restrict the rights of migrant workers as part of their labor immigration policies and discusses the implications for global debates about regulating labor migration and protecting migrants. It comprehensively looks at the tensions between human rights and citizenship rights, the agency and interests of migrants and states, and the determinants and ethics of labor immigration policy.

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