Ayelet Shachar posing with latest book, The Shifting Border: Legal Cartographies of Migration and Mobility
Migration & borders, Harney Program, Munk School

The Shifting Border shortlisted for 2022 C.B. Macpherson Prize

Ayelet Shachar’s latest book, The Shifting Border: Legal Cartographies of Migration and Mobility, has been shortlisted for the 2022 C​.B. Macpherson Prize.  

Awarded every two years by the Canadian Political Science Association, the prestigious C.B. Macpherson prize recognizes the “author of the best book published in English or in French in the field of political theory.” The Macpherson Prize was established to honour the life and work of Crawford Brough Macpherson (1911-1987), an internationally renowned teacher and scholar of political theory.

The Shifting Border is a conversation between experts from various fields about one of the most important issues of our time: the movement of people, and how states are changing how – and where – they control their borders. A review by Choice, a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries, compared the book to “getting the dream dinner invitation to hear cutting-edge thought on borders.”

Shachar is an award-winning author and leading scholar of citizenship, migration and diversity. She is Professor of Law, Political Science and Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, where she holds the R​.F. Harney Chair in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. Her previous published books include: Multicultural Jurisdictions: Cultural Differences and Women’s RightsThe Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality, and The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship.

The winner of the 2022 C.B. Macpherson Prize will be announced on June 7.