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Handbook on Migration and Security

Edited by Philippe Bourbeau, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University Laval, Quebec, Canada
This Handbook provides a state-of-the-art analysis of the critically important links between migration and security in a globalising world, and presents original contributions suggesting innovative and emerging frontiers in the study of the securitization of migration. Experts from different fields reflect on their respective conceptualisations of the migration-security nexus, and consider how an interdisciplinary and multifaceted dialogue can stimulate and enrich our understanding of the securitisation of migration in the contemporary world.

Extent: 488 pp
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Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978 1 78536 048 0
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  • Politics and Public Policy
  • International Politics
  • Migration
  • Terrorism and Security
  • Political Geography and Geopolitics
  • Political Theory
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Migration
People are undoubtedly on the move, when one out of every 33 people in the world is an international migrant. Concurrently, nation-states are attempting to curb migration for security reasons. International migration is perceived, in some eyes, as an existential security threat in the post-Cold War era. This Handbook provides a state-of-the-art analysis of the critically important links between migration and security in a globalising world.

The Handbook presents original contributions suggesting innovative and emerging frontiers in the study of the securitization of migration. Experts from different fields reflect on their respective conceptualisations of the migration-security nexus, and consider how an interdisciplinary and multifaceted dialogue can stimulate and enrich our understanding of the securitization of migration in the contemporary world.

This Handbook will aid students of migration studies to understand the comparative policies in creating and reproducing the migration-security nexus, and offer scholars and practitioners in migration studies a comprehensive understanding of a multitude of aspects of the securitization of migration. It will also appeal to academics, specialists and practitioners in the field of security studies who are keen to learn how migration has become securitized.
‘Managing migration flows used to be the remit of government departments of the interior and labour. Now foreign offices, anti-terrorist agencies and ministries of defence are involved. What accounts for this dramatic process of securitization? In this pioneering book, the editor and contributors go beyond familiar post-9/11 narratives to untangle the theoretical, discursive, gendered and political aspects of the question. The authors cover topics like smuggling, trade, migration policies and health pandemics, doing so in a conceptually challenging and original way.’
– Robin Cohen, Emeritus Professor, University of Oxford, UK
Contributors: M.A. Alexseev, P. Bourbeau, C. Browning, A. Caviedes, A. Chebel d’Appollonia, D. Davis, R. Doty, L. Gabrielli, P.C. Gattinara, M. Geiger, C. Greenaway, B.D. Gushulak, A.M. Messina, V. Mitsilegas, L. Morales, R. Muggah, D. Nakache, A. Pecoud, M. Potvin, C. Rudolph, A. Taylor, A. Triandafyllidou, N. Vavoula, G. White, L. Wilcox, R. Zapata-Barrero, D. Zuberi
Contents:

Migration and Security: Key debates and research agenda
Philippe Bourbeau

Part I On the Importance of Migration and Security
1. Migration as a global phenomenon
Anthony M. Messina

2. Security and Migration: A conceptual exploration
Chris S. Browning

Part II Understanding the Securitization of Migration
3. Immigration and the political economy of security: Is free trade the answer?
Christopher Rudolph

4. Gendered bodies in securitized migration regimes
Lauren Wilcox

5. Migration, exceptionalist security discourses, and practices
Philippe Bourbeau

6. Ethics and the securitization of migration: Reversing the current policy framework
Ricard Zapata-Barrero and Lorenzo Gabrielli

7. Securing the Urban Core: Policing poverty and migration in the neoliberal city
Dan Zuberi and Ariel Taylor

Part III The Multiple Facets of the Securitization of Migration
8. Families in detention in the United States
Roxanne Lynn Doty

9. Environmental refugees
Gregory White

10. Resilience, security, and spaces of migrant refuge
Marianne Potvin and Diane E. Davis

11. Governing migrant smuggling
Anna Triandafyllidou

12. The normalisation of surveillance of movement in an era of reinforcing privacy standards
Valsamis Mitsilegas and Niovi Vavoula

13. Xenophobia, racism and the securitization of immigration
Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia

14. The politicization and securitization of migration in Western Europe: Public opinion, political parties and the immigration issue
Pietro Castelli Gattinara and Laura Morales

15. Media agents
Alexander Caviedes

16. Pandemics, Migration and Global Health Security
Christina Greenaway and Brian D. Gushulak

Part IV Global and regional dimension of the securitization of migration
17. International organizations and the role of securitization
Martin Geiger and Antoine Pécoud

18. Russia and Central Asia
Mikhail A. Alexseev

19. The changing frontiers of displacement in Latin America
Robert Muggah

Index