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Crisis and Migration

Critical Perspectives

Edited by Anna Lindley

Routledge – 2015 – 240 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

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Description

Migration is often seen as part of a crisis: a consequence of crisis or a cause of crisis. This book provides fresh perspectives on this routine association. It examines commonly reported examples of ‘crisis-induced migration’ and ‘migration-induced crises’, critically exploring how contemporary migration analysis and policy-making deploy the concept of crisis. In doing so, the book also explores the roles that various forms and levels of governance play in producing, responding to, and sometimes re-producing these crises of migration.

Three over-arching questions are explored: What is the nature of the association between migration and crisis? Who responds and how? What do commonly reported ‘crises of migration’ reveal about wider politics and more general migration processes? These questions are posed in relation to a diverse range of crises, themes and contexts at the heart of global policy debates: the global economic crisis, the political transformations of the Arab Spring, famine and conflict in the Horn of Africa, criminal violence in Latin America, xenophobic riots in South Africa, and mass exoduses and border closures. It also explores how crisis frames our understanding of the impact of migration on family life, and immigration policy development in ‘fortress’ Europe. Throughout, the book pays close attention to the role of policy-makers in anticipating and responding to crises, asking what can they learn from these situations and analyses.

Contents

1. Crisis and migration: concepts and issues, Anna Lindley 2. Migration and ‘crisis’ in the Middle East and North Africa region, Philip Marfleet and Adam Hanieh 3. Histories and contemporary challenges of crisis and mobility in Somalia, Anna Lindley and Laura Hammond 4. Criminal violence and displacement in Mexico: evidence, perceptions and politics, Laura Rubio Díaz-Leal and Sebastián Albuja 5. The global economic crisis and East Asian labour migration: A crisis of migration or struggles of labour?, Dae-oup Chan 6. Crisis, enforcement and control at the EU borders, Julien Jeandesboz and Polly Pallister-Wilkins 7. The social construction of (non) crises and its effects: Government discourse on xenophobia, immigration and social cohesion in South Africa, Iriann Freemantle with Jean Pierre Misago 8. Imagined threats, manufactured crises and "real" emergencies: the politics of border closure in the face of mass refugee influx, Katy Long 9. Crisis? Which crisis? Families and forced migration, Tania Kaiser

Author Bio

Dr. Anna Lindley is Lecturer at the Department of Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK.

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Description: Edited by Anna Lindley. Migration is often seen as part of a crisis: a consequence of crisis or a cause of crisis. This book provides fresh perspectives on this routine association. It examines commonly reported examples of ‘crisis-induced migration’ and...
Categories: Population & Development, Migration & Diaspora, Development Policy, Sustainable Development, Regional Development, Gender & Development, Economics and Development, Development Studies, African Studies, Latin American & Hispanic Studies, Middle East Economics, Conflict Resolution