Maze of Fear: Security and Migration After 9/11

Maze of Fear: Security and Migration After 9/11

by John Tirman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1565849167

ISBN-13: 9781565849167

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: New Press, The

The roster of security measures enacted by the Bush administration in the panic that followed September 11th is by now well known. Common to all of those initiatives from The Homeland Security Presidential Directive 2 to the USA Patriot Actis concern about the link between migration and security.

This new appreciation of how people on the move pose a threat&mdash

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Overview

The roster of security measures enacted by the Bush administration in the panic that followed September 11th is by now well known. Common to all of those initiatives from The Homeland Security Presidential Directive 2 to the USA Patriot Actis concern about the link between migration and security.

This new appreciation of how people on the move pose a threat—whether real or imagined—will be a recurring theme of domestic policy and international relations for years to come. But the “securitization of migration” must first confront a perplexing tangle of long borders, large-scale labor migration, and throngs of tourist and student visitors. Policy makers are only beginning to catch up with this complicated reality.

Raising vital questions about government policy, The Maze of Fear explores the many dimensions of the migration–security link, including discussions of civil liberties, transnational organizations, refugee populations, and politically active diasporas.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565849167
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the movement of people and the security of states1
Empire through diasporic eyes : a view from the other boat17
Displacement, diaspora mobilization, and transnational cycles of political violence45
The return of the state? Financial reregulation in the pursuit of national security after September 1159
9/11 : insinuating constitutional and international norms76
The immigrant as threat to American security : a historical perspective87
Governance, immigration policy, and security : Canada and the United States post-9/11109
Praetorian passages : Central Asia at the edge of war131
Migration and security as an issue in U.S.-European relations142
War against havens for terrorism : examining a new presidential doctrine155
Globalization, low-intensity conflict, and protracted statelessness/refugeehood : The plight of the Rohingyas169
The Jewish question : the old and the new195
The impact of the September 11 attacks on Arab and Muslim community in the United States215
IR theory and epochal events : between paradigm shifts and business-as-usual240

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