This book examines the impact of transnationalism on the changing relationship between refugees and the state. It has three main themes: the unresolved theoretical debate about the impact of transnationalism on national-states; the increasingly transnational context within which asylum seekers and refugees move and are controlled and managed; the future of asylum and prospects for asylum seekers and refugees. The book is theoretically innovative, topical and based on recent, original empirical material.
Dr Khalid Koser teaches at the Department of Geography, University College London.
Part One - Introduction - 1. Refugees and the State; 2. Transnationalism and the 'crisis of the nation-state'?; 3. Refugees and transnationalism; Part Two - Refugees, Transnationalism and the State - 4. The refugee regime in crisis; 5. Human smuggling and asylum seekers; 6. 'Transnationalism from below'?; Part Three - The end of asylum? - 7. The end of asylum; 8. New perspectives on transnationalism; 9. Alternative visions.