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Security and Migration in the 21st Century / Edition 1
     

Security and Migration in the 21st Century / Edition 1

by Elspeth Guild
 

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ISBN-10: 0745644430

ISBN-13: 9780745644431

Pub. Date: 09/15/2009

Publisher: Wiley

The 21st century has brought new and challenging dimensions to our understanding of security and migration. The old Cold War framework of security as related to war and peace, international relations and foreign affairs has given way to a multiplicity of competing notions, including internal security, human security and even social security. At the same time,

Overview

The 21st century has brought new and challenging dimensions to our understanding of security and migration. The old Cold War framework of security as related to war and peace, international relations and foreign affairs has given way to a multiplicity of competing notions, including internal security, human security and even social security. At the same time, migration has become a hotly contested issue, characterised by an enormous difference of views and objectives.

So what do we mean by security and migration in the contemporary world? How do these two important fields intersect? And what does this collision of policy concerns and public interests mean for states and individuals alike? In this cutting-edge book, Elspeth Guild seeks to answer these pressing questions, drawing on a wide range of recent examples from the impact of asylum seekers on state border security to identity security in citizenship rules to illustrate her arguments. By approaching the topic from the perspective of the individual – citizen of one state, migrant in another – the book examines key aspects of the security-migration nexus, such as the relationship with refugees; torture; extraordinary rendition; privacy and the retention of personal data; and human rights’ protection.

The first volume in Polity’s new ‘Dimensions of Security’ series, this book is a must-read for all students of international politics, development studies and related fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745644431
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/15/2009
Series:
Dimensions of Security Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

1 Understanding security and migration in the twenty-first century 1

2 Migration, citizenship and the state 29

3 Migration, expulsion and the state 47

4 Armed conflict, flight and refugees 68

5 Migration, torture and the complicit state 87

6 Migration and data: documenting the non-national 108

7 Economy and migration 132

8 Foreigners, trafficking and globalization 155

9 Sovereignty, security and borders 176

Notes 192

Bibliography 199

Index 211

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