Dr Ali Bilgic author of, Rethinking Security in the Age of Migration, has recently been appointed the new Prince Claus Chair.
The curatorium, chaired by Professor Louise Gunning, appointed Dr Ali Bilgic as the Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity for the period of 2017-2019. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands is the patron of the Prince Claus Chair.
Ali Bilgic is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Loughborough University in the UK.
In his capacity as Prince Claus Chair, Dr Bilgiç will focus on the relations between migration and the ‘human security approach’, which he studied extensively in his book ‘Rethinking Security in the Age of Migration: Trust and Emancipation in Europe’, published by Routledge, in the case of sub-Saharan Migration to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea. He continues to study the complexities of the migration management policies of European institutions and their implications for human security in the Euro-Mediterranean region against the backdrop of contemporary migration patterns.
Migration and especially irregular migration are politically sensitive and highly debated issues in the developed world, particularly in Europe. This book analyses irregular protection-seeking migration in Europe, with close attention to sub-Saharan migration into the EU, from the perspective of emancipatory security theory.
Ali Bilgic also contributed a chapter to the new handbook, Routledge Handbook of Mediterranean Politics. This Handbook provides an overview of the political processes that shape the Mediterranean region in the contemporary context. It explores the issues of crucial importance to Mediterranean dynamics through a series of analytical sections that guide the reader towards a comprehensive understanding of the main regional interactions and trends.