Opinion: The political and geographical limits of morality July 9, 2014 Political scientist Professor Mark Beeson posed some tough questions in his recent piece about asylum seekers in The Conversation. Professor Beeson said that, although the Abbott government’s asylum seeker policy is heartless, selfish, non-transparent, possibly in breach of international law, it seems to be working. He discussed how Australians, and other people who live in places of prosperity and stability, should count their blessings and be prepared to make hard decisions about who they would welcome into to share their good fortune. You can read his piece here. An expert in international politics, Professor Beeson’s work focuses on issues associated with regional political economy and international relations. A specialist in East Asia and the Asia-Pacific, Professor Beeson works in the areas of regionalism, regional institutions and the politics of climate change. Print This Post Media contact: Pepita Smyth Tel: (08) 9360 1289 | Mobile: 0417 171 551 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Research Tags: asylum seekers, mark beeson, the conversation Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!