Refuge beyond reach [electronic resource] : how rich democracies repel asylum seekers /
David Scott FitzGerald.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
x, 359 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
9780190874155 (hc : alk. paper)
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New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
9780190874155 (hc : alk. paper)
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
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The catch-22 of asylum policy -- Never again? -- Origins and limits of remote control -- The dome over the golden door -- The North American moat -- Raising the drawbridge -- Buffering North America -- Building FFortress Europe -- The Euro-moat -- Stopping the refugee boats -- Protecting access to sanctuary.
"In Refuge beyond Reach, David Scott FitzGerald traces the origin and development of the practices deployed by governments to deter asylum seekers from the 1970s to the present. FitzGerald draws on official government documents, information obtained via WikiLeaks and FOIA requests from the CIA, and interviews with asylum seekers to systematically analyze the policies associated with the remote control of asylum seekers. He shows how the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia comply with the letter of law while violating the spirit of those laws through a range of remote control practices: the dome, the moat, the buffer, the cage, and the barbican. Remote control flourishes in secrecy behind the closed doors of consulates and airport terminals and in the anonymity of the seas and remote border regions. These policies may violate law, but Fitzgerald identifies some pressure points. Bilateral relationships, an autonomous judiciary enforcing rights, and oversight by transnational civil society watchdogs can temper the worst abuses"--
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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