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1st Edition

Security, Insecurity and Migration in Europe

ISBN 9781138246690
Published August 26, 2016 by Routledge
328 Pages

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Book Description

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.



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


'The relationship between Security and Migration is one that should concern us all and this volume provides a thought-provoking academic analysis and unique contributions by leading European researchers on key questions. It could not be more timely and policy makers as well as academics have much to gain from pondering the weighty question raised by the authors.' Allan Findlay, University of Dundee, UK 'This book addresses an increasingly important but rather neglected aspect of migration: security. By approaching the issue from different European perspectives it points to new insights into contemporary migration theories and practices.' Claire Wallace, University of Aberdeen, UK 'The book covers a large variety of themes ranging from the dilemmas involved in policy making on immigration to racism and xenophobia. It also balances neatly between theoretical and empirical matters, offering both conceptual rigor and highly interesting and useful real-world insights. However, the methodological and meta-theoretical variation is also considerable. Poststructuralist affinities with ever so abstract conceptions of right bearers, duties, and obligations as well as more rational and straight-forward formulations of security are found side by side in the book... Security, Insecurity and Migration in Europe offers several useful viewpoints into the issue of immigration in Europe. It may well serve as an impetus for further exploration of the complicated issue of immigration.' Nordic Journal of Migration Research 'Though the topic as such is not new, the edited volume is a very timely contribution insofar as individual chapters take into account many of the structural changes that potentially have an impact on migration and security... Security, Insecurity and Migration in Europe lays strong emphasis on insecurity, human security and the role of the individual in general. It thus reflects the change from a security notion focused on nation states to one focused on individu