Refugees, the state and the politics of asylum in Africa
How do African states respond to the mass arrival and prolonged presence of refugees? This book answers this question by drawing on recent case studies and examining the politics behind refugee policy in Africa. The implications of this approach are important not only for the study of asylum in Africa, but also for the future … Continue reading Refugees, the state and the politics of asylum in Africa
Asylum seekers as Pariahs in the Australian state
During the last decade measures of overt and covert surveillance, information sharing and deterrence of the illegal movement of people has increased within and between states. Border security has come to dominate international relations, and increasingly to deflect the needs of asylum-seekers who search for a state that will offer them substantive protection under the … Continue reading Asylum seekers as Pariahs in the Australian state
The exclusionary politics of asylum
The issue of asylum has become the focus of intense debate over recent years, much of which is organized around questions regarding how far and in what ways increasing numbers of asylum seekers pose a ‘problem’ or a ‘threat’ to ‘host’ states. This book steps back from this debate in order to consider how, why … Continue reading The exclusionary politics of asylum
Community, citizenship, and the war on terror: Security and insecurity.
The issue of security what it means and how it can be achieved – is one of the defining questions of the early 21st century. It is a question that has come to affect more and more intimate elements of people’s lives, impacting on relationships between states, between individuals and the state, but also … Continue reading Community, citizenship, and the war on terror: Security and insecurity.
Migration and mobility in the European Union.
This book analyses the patterns of migration flow since the end of the Cold War and relates these to political and policymaking processes at EU level and among EU member states. It delivers an original and innovative perspective on the new dynamics of migration policy and the policy dilemmas facing European politicians.