Critical Perspectives on Migration in the Twenty-First Century

Get the book:
Amazon (UK, US, CA, DE, FR)
And all good book stores

Find out more about E-IR’s range of open access books

Thousands of people risk their lives daily by crossing borders in search of a better life. During 2015, over one million of these people arrived in Europe. Images of refugees in distress became headline news in what was considered to be the worst humanitarian crisis in Europe since 1945. This book provides a critical overview of recent migration flows and offers answers as to why people flee, what happens during their flight and investigates the various responses to mass migratory movements. Divided in two parts, the book addresses long-running academic, policy and domestic debates, drawing on case studies of migration in Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific. Coming from a variety of different fields, the contributors provide an interdisciplinary approach and open the discussion on the reasons why migration should be examined critically.

Edited by: Marianna Karakoulaki, Laura Southgate & Jakob Steiner

Contributors: Sally Clark, Kamel Doraï, Susana Ferreira, Andriani Fili, Benjamin Hulme, Amadu Wurie Khan, Dora Kostakopoulou, Anitta Kynsilehto, Nicola Langdon, Emma Larking, Valsamis Mitsilegas, Thomas Nail, Özlem Özdemir and Jenny Poon


Table of contents

INTRODUCTION
Marianna Karakoulaki, Laura Southgate and Jakob Steiner

PART ONE: PERSPECTIVES

  1. THE POLITICAL CENTRALITY OF THE MIGRANT
 – Thomas Nail
  2. THE CULTURAL ‘THERAPEUTICS’ OF SOVEREIGNTY IN THE
CONTEXT OF FORCED MIGRATION
 – Amadu Wurie Khan
  3. MIGRATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS – EXPOSING THE UNIVERSALITY
OF HUMAN RIGHTS AS A FALSE PREMISE
 – Emma Larking
  4. FROM NARRATIVES TO PERCEPTIONS IN THE SECURITISATION OF THE MIGRATORY CRISIS IN EUROPE 
– Susana Ferreira
  5. EUROPE’S BARBWIRE FENCES: REFLECTIONS ON REPORTING THE REFUGEE CRISIS IN GREECE 
– Marianna Karakoulaki
  6. EMPATHY AND OTHERING: FRAMING SYRIA’S REFUGEE CRISIS IN THE BRITISH PRESS
 – Nicola Langdon

PART TWO: DRIVERS AND RESPONSES

  1. CONFLICT AND MIGRATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST: SYRIAN
REFUGEES IN JORDAN AND LEBANON
 – Kamel Doraï
  2. FORCED MIGRATION AND SECURITY THREATS TO SYRIAN
REFUGEE WOMEN 
– Özlem Özdemir
  3. AUSTRALIA’S EXTRATERRITORIAL ASYLUM POLICIES AND THE MAKING OF TRANSIT SITES
 – Sally Clark
  4. CONTAINMENT PRACTICES OF IMMOBILITY IN GREECE
 – Andriani Fili
  5. SOLIDARITIES IN MIGRATION 
– Anitta Kynsilehto
  6. SOLIDARITY BEYOND THE STATE IN EUROPE’S COMMON
EUROPEAN ASYLUM SYSTEM 
– Valsamis Mitsilegas
  7. EUROPEAN UNION MIGRATION LAW AND POLICY – Benjamin Hulme & Dora Kostakopoulou
  8. LEGAL RESPONSES TO THE EU MIGRANT CRISIS: TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE? – Jenny Poon

Comments

Please Consider Donating

Before you download your free e-book, please consider donating to support open access publishing.

E-IR is an independent non-profit publisher run by an all volunteer team. Your donations allow us to invest in new open access titles and pay our bandwidth bills to ensure we keep our existing titles free to view. Any amount, in any currency, is appreciated. Many thanks!

Donations are voluntary and not required to download the e-book - your link to download is below.