The Securitisation of Migration in the EU

The Securitisation of Migration in the EU

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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.But in Foucaulta#39;s lastever essay, a#39;Life: Experience and Sciencea#39;, he warns that phenomenology of a#39;lived experiencea#39; is inadequate to the task of supplying a#39;the originary meaning of every act of knowledgea#39; (1994: 475). Foucaulta#39;s essayanbsp;...

Title:The Securitisation of Migration in the EU
Author:Gabriella Lazaridis, Khursheed Wadia
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2015-10-16


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