Security, Insecurity and Migration in Europe

Security, Insecurity and Migration in Europe

By: Dr. Gabriella Lazaridis (author), Professor Maykel Verkuyten (series_editor)Hardback

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Having often been framed in terms of security concerns, migration issues have simultaneously given rise to issues of insecurity: on the one hand, security of borders, political, societal and economic security/insecurity in the host country; on the other, social, legal and economic concerns about human security, with regard to both EU citizens and migrants entering Europe. In terms of state security, migration is a core target of increasingly globally networked surveillance capabilities, whilst with respect to human security, it exposes the gap between the protections that migrants formally enjoy under international law and the realities they experience as they travel and work across different countries. Drawing on the latest research from across the EU, Security, Insecurity and Migration explores the concerns of states with regard to migration and the need to protect the fundamental rights of migrants. An interdisciplinary examination of the issues of security and insecurity raised by migration for states, their citizens and migrants themselves, this book will be of interest to scholars of politics, sociology and geography researching migration, race and ethnicity, human and state security and EU politics and policy.

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Gabriella Lazaridis is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester, UK


Contents: Introduction, Gabriella Lazaridis; The fallacy of securitizing migration: elite rationality and unintended consequences, Georgios Karyotis; Vanishing borders and biometric citizens, Mark Maguire; Security and insecurity at the border: notes from the Mexican-US border when considering the Mediterranean, Natalia Ribas Mateos; The impacts of the global economic and financial crisis, Khalid Koser; Globalization, EU enlargement and the challenge of financial crisis: East-West migration and the search for EU solidarities, Branka Likic-Brboric; Engendering insecurity: the EU asylum regime, Liza Schuster; Security, insecurity and refugees in The Netherlands, Kees Nagtegaal; Unaccompanied minors in Europe: between immigration control and the need for protection, Bernd Parusel; The gendered dimension of security and migration, Giovanna Campani; Turning immigrants into security threats: a multi-faceted process, Anastassia Tsoukala; Visibilization of the invisible: gender, Islam, insecurity, Anna Krasteva; Convergence of securitization of migration and 'new racism' in Europe: rise of culturalism and disappearance of politics, Burcu Togral; The impossibilities of social citizenship: on the statelessness of migrants, Mojca Pajnik; Plastic citizenship, (in)securities and processes of abjectification: the case of Albanian migrant women in Greece, Gabriella Lazaridis and Anna Maria Konsta; Concluding remarks: state security versus the security of migrants: the unbalanced contest, Annie Phizacklea; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/03/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781409409205
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9781409409205
  • weight: 744
  • ISBN10: 1409409201

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