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.

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