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Refugees in a Global Era - Philip Marfleet

Refugees in a Global Era

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"Refugees in a Global Era" offers a topical and informative analysis of forced migration in the age of globalization, identifying mass displacement as an outcome of conflicts and contradictions in the global system. It looks critically at histories of migration, exploring the constructed nature of the refugee and considers the changing patterns of migration and the refugee experience of displacement, flight and the search for asylum. Additionally, it offers a critical analysis of refugee policy in Europe, North America and Australia and advances the case for open borders.

'This book examines the global picture of forced migration...It first sets the refugee question in a global context, combining historical analysis with an insight into contemporary political cultures. It goes on to look at a number of current issues surrounding asylum, and studies the role the nation-state has to play. Finally it examines the concepts of displacement and flight, concluding with a case for the policy of open oborders. It also offers a critical analysis of refugee policy in Europe, North America and Australia ' - Oxfam Development Resource Review

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Refugees - the pressing questionsp. 1
Globalisationp. 2
Crisis and exclusionp. 5
Disciplinary perspectivesp. 7
Bordersp. 9
Asylum rightsp. 11
Definitionsp. 12
The problem of numbersp. 14
Disordered Worldp. 19
Globalisation and Forced Migrationp. 21
Globalisationp. 21
New world orderp. 23
The global system: myth and realityp. 25
Povertyp. 27
Movements of capitalp. 29
Contradictionp. 36
Crisis of the Statep. 38
States and migrantsp. 38
'New' emergencies - old problemsp. 39
From reforms to riotsp. 42
The IMF 'menu'p. 44
Imposition of reformp. 46
Crisis and mass displacementp. 48
Migrants Old and Newp. 57
Migration and inequalityp. 57
Colonies and slavesp. 58
Indenturep. 61
Migrants and the state in Europep. 63
America - 'the asylum of freedom'p. 65
Patterns of migrationp. 67
Imperial diasporap. 68
Algeria - making colonsp. 69
War and recessionp. 71
Chain Migration to Forced Migrationp. 76
New migrantsp. 76
The search for labourp. 78
Impacts of the 'long boom'p. 80
Chain migrationp. 82
Migration networksp. 83
Community and reciprocityp. 86
Recession and migrationp. 88
End of the 'miracle'p. 90
'Nowhere to go'p. 92
Rightsp. 95
Refugees and Rightsp. 97
Originsp. 97
Rightsp. 98
Nation-statesp. 100
Huguenots - the 'classic' refugeesp. 102
'Profitable strangers'p. 105
Exilesp. 108
Exiles in Britainp. 110
'Image of Britannia'p. 111
'Race' and nationp. 113
National identityp. 115
Towards Disasterp. 120
Menace from the Eastp. 120
Age of exclusionp. 124
The Nazi projectp. 128
'Invaders'p. 130
Racism and exclusionp. 133
'Money speaks'p. 136
From Ambassadors to Aliensp. 141
Repatriationp. 141
Human rightsp. 144
'Ambassadors'p. 147
'New' refugeesp. 150
'Invisible' refugeesp. 151
Hordes of aliensp. 154
Scapegoatsp. 158
Balkan 'ambassadors'p. 160
Legality and Authenticityp. 164
Who is 'illegal'?p. 164
In praise of informal migrantsp. 165
Amnestiesp. 168
Coyotesp. 170
Capitalism's 'lubricant'p. 172
France: welcoming clandestinsp. 174
Germany: from guestworkers to refugeesp. 176
Britain: legacy of empirep. 179
Unfree labourp. 183
Demographic deficitp. 184
Journeys and Destinationsp. 191
Displacementp. 193
Human agentsp. 193
Women migrantsp. 198
Containmentp. 200
'Havens'p. 202
'Repackaging' refugeesp. 204
'Supertankers'p. 205
'Corrals'p. 207
Women in campsp. 208
Tabula rasap. 209
'Warriors'p. 212
Moving onp. 213
Circuits of Migrationp. 216
Transnational communitiesp. 216
Discourse of rightsp. 219
Refugees 'in orbit'p. 221
Urban refugeesp. 223
City livesp. 225
Cairop. 227
Destitutionp. 229
Co-operation and competitionp. 231
Culture of disbeliefp. 233
Gatekeepersp. 235
Cultures of Terror, Cultures of Abusep. 240
'Demobilisation'p. 241
Low intensity conflictp. 243
Regimes of terrorp. 245
Terror and the informal networksp. 247
Border controls in Europep. 249
Debt bondagep. 251
Death at seap. 253
Criminal or functionary?p. 254
Deceptionp. 257
Conclusion: Racism without End?p. 263
Refugees and crimep. 263
Detentionp. 265
The Australian optionp. 267
'Boundless Plains'p. 269
Playing politics with refugeesp. 271
Acts of warp. 273
Encampmentp. 275
Official racismp. 277
State racismp. 280
From prejudice to solidarityp. 282
'Designer migrants'p. 285
Open bordersp. 288
Bibliographyp. 294
Indexp. 318
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ISBN: 9780333777848
ISBN-10: 0333777840
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 14th February 2006
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1