The Securitisation of Migration in the EU

Author: Gabriella Lazaridis
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137480576
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Since 9/11 Western states have sought to integrate 'securitisation' measures within migration regimes as asylum seekers and other migrant categories come to be seen as agents of social instability or as potential terrorists seeking to exploit immigration systems. But the upshot of treating migration as a security threat is the increased insecurity amongst migrant and ethnic minority populations in the West and particularly among those from Muslim majority countries or long-settled Muslim communities. This study of migration and security therefore considers whether national-societal or human-centric perspectives should be adopted, and whether the divergent and competing approaches to security (national, societal, human) can or should ever be reconciled. The questions arising from this dilemma are important for academics, policy-makers and the general public.

Immigration Integration and Security

Author: Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822973386
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Recent acts of terrorism in Britain and Europe and the events of 9/11 in the United States have greatly influenced immigration, security, and integration policies in these countries. Yet many of the current practices surrounding these issues were developed decades ago, and are ill-suited to the dynamics of today's global economies and immigration patterns. At the core of much policy debate is the inherent paradox whereby immigrant populations are frequently perceived as posing a potential security threat yet bolster economies by providing an inexpensive workforce. Strict attention to border controls and immigration quotas has diverted focus away from perhaps the most significant dilemma: the integration of existing immigrant groups. Often restricted in their civil and political rights and targets of xenophobia, racial profiling, and discrimination, immigrants are unable or unwilling to integrate into the population. These factors breed distrust, disenfranchisement, and hatred-factors that potentially engender radicalization and can even threaten internal security. The contributors compare policies on these issues at three relational levels: between individual EU nations and the U.S., between the EU and U.S., and among EU nations. What emerges is a timely and critical examination of the variations and contradictions in policy at each level of interaction and how different agencies and different nations often work in opposition to each other with self-defeating results. While the contributors differ on courses of action, they offer fresh perspectives, some examining significant case studies and laying the groundwork for future debate on these crucial issues.

Security Insecurity and Migration in Europe

Author: Gabriella Lazaridis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317057872
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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.

Handbook on Migration and Social Policy

Author: Gary P. Freeman
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 178347629X
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In this comprehensive Handbook, an interdisciplinary team of distinguished scholars from the social sciences explores the connections between migration and social policy. They test conflicting claims as to the positive and negative effects of different types of migration against the experience of countries in Europe, North America, Australasia, the Middle East and South Asia, assessing arguments as to migration’s impact on the financial, social and political stability and sustainability of social programs. The volume reflects the authors’ curiosity about the controversy over the connection between social and cultural diversity and popular support for the welfare state. Providing timely and original chapters which both critique the existing literature as well as build on and advance theoretical understanding, the authors focus on the formal settlement and integration polices created for migrants as well as corollary state policies affecting migrants and migration. A clutch of chapters investigates the linkage between migration and trade theory, foreign direct investment, globalization, public opinion, public education and welfare programs. Chapters then deal with leading receiving states as well as India and the authors examine the regulation of migration at the subnational, national, regional and global levels. The topic of migration and security is also covered. This compelling and exhaustive review of existing scholarship and state-of -the-art original empirical analysis is essential reading for graduates and academics researching the field.

The Politics of Insecurity

Author: Jef Huysmans
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134234473
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The act of violence of 9/11 changed the global security agenda, catapulting terrorism to the top of the agenda. Weapons of mass destruction grabbed public interest and controlling the free movement of people became a national security priority. In this volume, Jef Huysmans critically engages with theoretical developments in international relations and security studies to develop a conceptual framework for studying security. He argues that security policies and responses do not appear out of the blue, but are part of a continuous and gradual process, pre-structured by previous developments. He examines this process of securitization and explores how an issue, on the basis of the distribution and administration of fear, becomes a security policy. Huysmans then applies this theory to provide a detailed analysis of migration, asylum and refuge in the European Union. This theoretically sophisticated, yet accessible volume, makes an important contribution to the study of security, migration and European politics.

Managing Ethnic Diversity After 9 11

Author: Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813547164
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A collection of essays addresses how United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands have integrated ethnic minorities, especially Arabs and Muslims, since 9/11, arguing that poor integration has infringed on the rights of minorities and threatened national security.

Journal of the International Relations and Affairs Group Volume III Issue I

Author: Daniel Evans
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304399699
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The Journal of the International Relations and Affairs Group has been a platform to discuss and submit articles related to foreign affairs & global issues such as: Integration, Globalization, Geopolitics, Conflict Resolution, Commerce, Law, Diplomacy, Intelligence Community, Negotiation, Peace Building, Government, Defense, Research, Economics, Business, State Role, IGO, NGO, MNC, Public Policy, Terrorism, and other international issues and problems. Purpose: The Journal of the International Relations and Affairs Group (JIRAG) is a peer reviewed publication to promote research in International Affairs.

Security

Author: Barry Buzan
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781555877842
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Two schools of thought now exist in security studies: traditionalists want to restrict the subject to politico-military issues; while wideners want to extend it to the economic, societal and environmental sectors. This book sets out a comprehensive statement of the new security studies, establishing the case for the broader agenda.

The EU Migration and the Politics of Administrative Detention

Author: Michela Ceccorulli
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317750071
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Migration is now regarded as a security issue, both in public debate and government policies. In turn, the phenomenon of detention as a governance practice has emerged, and the developing presence of camps in Europe for migrants has given rise to a tangle of new and complex issues. This book examines the phenomenon of irregular immigration, and provides a comprehensive picture of the practices and the implications of detention of migrants within and the European Union. It analyses ‘detention’ as a tool of governance and in doing so explores several key themes: the security threat for Europe the security governance processes enacted to handle irregular immigration the forms of detention in different geographical contexts the effectiveness of the EU’s approach to the issue. The EU, Migration and the Politics of Administrative Detention will be of interest to students and scholars of the EU’s external relations, migration, human rights, European politics and security studies.

EU Borders and Shifting Internal Security

Author: Raphael Bossong
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319175602
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This edited volume analyzes recent key developments in EU border management. In light of the refugee crises in the Mediterranean and the responses on the part of EU member states, this volume presents an in-depth reflection on European border practices and their political, social and economic consequences. Approaching borders as concepts in flux, the authors identify three main trends: the rise of security technologies such as the EUROSUR system, the continued externalization of EU security governance such as border mission training in third states, and the unfolding dynamics of accountability. The contributions show that internal security cooperation in Europe is far from consolidated, since both political oversight mechanisms and the definition of borders remain in flux. This edited volume makes a timely and interdisciplinary contribution to the ongoing academic and political debate on the future of open borders and legitimate security governance in Europe. It offers a valuable resource for scholars in the fields of international security and migration studies, as well as for practitioners dealing with border management mechanisms.