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The securitization of migration : a study of movement and order /
Philippe Bourbeau.
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London : Routledge, 2011.
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xv, 166 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9780415594516 (hbk.)
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imprint
London : Routledge, 2011.
isbn
9780415594516 (hbk.)
catalogue key
7651544
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [140]-158) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Philippe Bourbeau is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
Reviews
Review Quotes
'Clear, accessible, analytically sharp, and very informative, this book on the securitization' of migration in France and Canada stands out in a genre that does not usually show these qualities.' -Christian Joppke, Professor of Political Science, The American University of Paris 'An insightful and challenging study that expands the horizons of securitization theory and makes an important contribution toward understanding the international politics of migration. This is a book that addresses important questions, and that will interest anyone concerned with the politics of security today.' - Michael C. Williams, Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa 'This insightful study adds empirical richness and comparative breadth linking Europe with North America to provide a pathbreaking analysis of the securitisation of migration in France and Canada.' - Andrew Geddes, Professor and Chair, University of Sheffield 'While states have been securitizing migration for quite some time now, international relations theorists are still catching up. Using a range of methodologies, Bourbeau's insightful comparative study of France and Canada carefully traces the process through which migration has been securitized since the end of the cold war. The Securitization of Migration is a timely and valuable contribution to the broader literature on migration and international relations.' - Peter Andreas, Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Brown University
Clear, accessible, analytically sharp, and very informative, this book on the securitization " of migration in France and Canada stands out in a genre that does not usually show these qualities. -Christian Joppke, Professor of Political Science, The American University of Paris
Clear, accessible, analytically sharp, and very informative, this book on the securitization " of migration in France and Canada stands out in a genre that does not usually show these qualities. -Christian Joppke, Professor of Political Science, The American University of Paris An insightful and challenging study that expands the horizons of securitization theory and makes an important contribution toward understanding the international politics of migration. This is a book that addresses important questions, and that will interest anyone concerned with the politics of security today. - Michael C. Williams, Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa This insightful study adds empirical richness and comparative breadth linking Europe with North America to provide a pathbreaking analysis of the securitisation of migration in France and Canada. - Andrew Geddes, Professor and Chair, University of Sheffield
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Providing an overview of the integration of migration into international security frameworks, this book places the emphasis on policing and defence. The book examines the movement of people and the system of order underpinning that movement.
Main Description
The Securitization of Migration in the Post-Cold War Era broadly examines the movement of people and the system of order underpinning that movement. It provides an overview of the integration of migration into international security frameworks emphasizing policing and defence.The book draws upon works of security and international relations scholars such as Williams, Barnett and Duvall in order to understand the concepts of power underlying security frameworks and how these affect the treatment of migrants and immigrants. In a comparative analysis of Canada and France, the role of media and political agents are highlighted in order to provide a social framework to understand the eventual process and outcomes of the securitization of migration.The book will be of interest to students and scholars concerned with comparative and theoretical approaches to security and migration studies.
Main Description
The international movement of people is provoking worldwide anxiety and apprehension. Nation-states around the globe, especially Western ones, are cracking down on migration for security reasons. International migration has become a key security issue and is perceived, by some, as an existential security threat.The Securitization of Migration is about the movement of people and the system of order underpinning the movement. In undertaking a comparative study of Canada and France, the study analyzes the process of securitizing migration. It explores the process of discursively and institutionally integrating international migration into security frameworks that emphasize policing and defence. Drawing upon social theory, migration studies, and Securitization Theory, Philippe Bourbeau seeks to understand the concepts of power underlying security frameworks and how these affect the treatment of migrants and immigrants. This book is one of the first to systematically and comparatively examine the role of political agents, media agents, and contextual factors in the process of securitizing migration.The book will be of interest to students and scholars concerned with comparative and theoretical approaches to security and migration studies.
Main Description
The international movement of people is provoking worldwide anxiety and apprehension. Nation-states around the globe, especially Western ones, are cracking down on migration for security reasons. International migration has become a key security issue and is perceived, by some, as an existential security threat. The Securitization of Migrationis about the movement of people and the system of order underpinning the movement. In undertaking a comparative study of Canada and France, the study analyzes the process of securitizing migration. It explores the process of discursively and institutionally integrating international migration into security frameworks that emphasize policing and defence. Drawing upon social theory, migration studies, and Securitization Theory, Philippe Bourbeau seeks to understand the concepts of power underlying security frameworks and how these affect the treatment of migrants and immigrants. This book is one of the first to systematically and comparatively examine the role of political agents, media agents, and contextual factors in the process of securitizing migration. The book will be of interest to students and scholars concerned with comparative and theoretical approaches to security and migration studies.
Table of Contents
List of figuresp. xi
List of tablesp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
A study of movement and orderp. 1
The argumentp. 2
Methods of inquiryp. 3
Boundaries, significance, and logicsp. 5
Précis of the studyp. 8
Developing an analytical frameworkp. 9
Securitized migrationp. 11
Case selectionp. 12
Securitized migrationp. 18
Looking aheadp. 29
Constructivism, security, and the movement of peoplep. 30
Constructivism and power's polymorphous characterp. 31
The securitization of migration: the state of the artp. 33
The argumentp. 43
Looking aheadp. 47
The securitization of migration in Canada and Francep. 49
Political agents and their security speech actsp. 51
Canadap. 53
Francep. 63
Conclusionp. 73
Media, migration, and security: An obvious link?p. 78
Canadap. 81
Francep. 90
Conclusionp. 96
The powers of contextual factorsp. 98
The "refugee crisis" of the early 1990sp. 100
The terrorist attacks of 9/11p. 106
Domestic audiencesp. 109
Conclusionp. 122
Conclusionp. 125
Movement and order: contributions to the fieldp. 125
The politicization and the securitization of migrationp. 130
The logic of exception and the logic of uneasep. 131
Avenues for future researchp. 133
Notesp. 135
Referencesp. 140
Indexp. 159
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