Global Human Smuggling: Comparative Perspectives / Edition 1

Global Human Smuggling: Comparative Perspectives / Edition 1

by David Kyle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801865905

ISBN-13: 9780801865909

Pub. Date: 05/28/2001

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

During the past decade, human smuggling across national borders grew from a low-level border crossing activity in a handful of countries to a diverse multibillion dollar business spanning the entire globe. New laws in several states, the creation and expansion of new enforcement and management agencies with enormous budgets, and multilateral programs around the

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During the past decade, human smuggling across national borders grew from a low-level border crossing activity in a handful of countries to a diverse multibillion dollar business spanning the entire globe. New laws in several states, the creation and expansion of new enforcement and management agencies with enormous budgets, and multilateral programs around the world are currently being developed to combat human smuggling. But how well do we understand it? This volume explores the global dimensions of human smuggling in several forms and regions, examining its deep social, economic, and cultural roots and its broad political consequences.

Part I discusses the sociohistorical context and contemporary diversity of human smuggling of migrants, asylum-seekers, and those who are tricked into slavery, including the conflicting role of states and corrupt state officials as contributing to the problem. In Part II, the authors present high profile case studies that include U.S.-Mexican border smuggling, the international business of trafficking women from the former Soviet Union, and the origins and social organization of human smuggling as a global business from China and Southeast Asia. In Part III, contributors examine the politics of human smuggling, looking more closely at the legal construction of victimized women trafficked into slavery, the social construction of smuggled immigrants as threats to the social order, and the sanctioning of unauthorized employment of illegal immigrants.

Contributors: Peter Andreas, Reed College • Ko-Lin Chin, Rutgers University, Newark • John Dale, University of California, Davis • Nora Demleitner, St. Mary's University • James O. Finckenauer, National Institute of Justice • H. Richard Friman, Marquette University • Khalid Koser, University College, London • Rey Koslowski, Rutgers University, Newark • Peter Kwong, Hunter College • David Kyle, University of California, Davis • Zai Liang, City University of New York • Mark J. Miller, University of Delaware • Eileen Scully, Princeton University • David Spener, Trinity University • Wenzhen Ye, Xiamen University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801865909
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x (h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Smuggling the State Back In: Agents of Human Smuggling Reconsidered29
2The Smuggling of Asylum Seekers into Western Europe: Contradictions, Conundrums, and Dilemmas58
3Pre-Cold War Traffic in Sexual Labor and Its Foes: Some Contemporary Lessons74
4The Transformation of Migrant Smuggling across the U.S.-Mexican Border107
5Smuggling Migrants through South Texas: Challenges Posed by Operation Rio Grande129
6Russian Transnational Organized Crime and Human Trafficking166
7From Fujian to New York: Understanding the New Chinese Immigration187
8The Social Organization to Chinese Human Smuggling216
9Impact of Chinese Human Smuggling on the American Labor Market235
10The Law at a Crossroads: The Construction of Migrant Women Trafficked into Prostitution257
11Immigrants, Smuggling, and Threats to Social Order in Japan294
12The Sanctioning of Unauthorized Migration and Alien Employment318
13Economic Globalization, Human Smuggling, and Global Governance337
List of Contributors359
Index363

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