Depoliticising Migration

Global Governance and International Migration Narratives

Author: A. Pécoud

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137445939

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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Migration has become, since the nineties, the subject of growing international discussion and cooperation. By critically analyzing the reports produced by international organisations on migration, this book sheds light on the way these actors frame migration and develop their recommendations on how it should be governed.

Gender and Migration

Feminist Interventions

Author: Khatidja Chantler,Professor Erica Burman,Ingrid Palmary,Peace Kiguwa

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848138725

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 9959

Provocative and intellectually challenging, Gender and Migration critically analyses how gender has been taken up in studies of migration and its theories, practices and effects. Each essay uses feminist frameworks to highlight how more traditional tropes of gender eschew the complexities of gender and migration. In tackling this problem, this collection offers students and researchers of migration a more nuanced understanding of the topic.


Author: Michael Samers,Michael Collyer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317408772

Category: Science

Page: 486

View: 967

While the subject of migration has received enormous attention in academic journals and books across the social sciences, introductory texts on the matter are few and far between. Even fewer books have explored migration through a critical and explicit engagement with spatial concepts. Now in its second edition, Migration remains the only text in more than a decade that emphasizes how geographical or spatial concepts can be used critically to understand migration. The multi-disciplinary text draws on insights from human geography, political science, social anthropology, sociology, and to a lesser extent economics. All of the chapters focus on key terms, theories, concepts, and issues concerning migration and immigration. The book argues that in the context of migration, two opposing ‘spatial positions’ have emerged in the wake of the critique of ‘methodological nationalism’. On one hand is the significance of ‘transnationalism’, and on the other, the importance of ‘sub-national’ or local processes. Both require more nuance and integration, while many of the concepts and theories which have thus far neglected space or have not been ‘treated’ spatially, need to be re-written with space in mind. Pedagogically the text combines a carefully defined structure, accessible language, boxes that explore case studies of migrant-related experiences in particular places, annotated suggestions for further reading, useful websites and relevant films and summary questions for student learning at the end of each chapter. Migration provides a critical, multi-disciplinary, advanced, and theoretically informed introduction to migration and immigration. Revised and updated with new material, new maps and illustrations and an accompanying website (, it continues to be aimed at advanced undergraduates and Masters-level graduate students undertaking courses on migration and immigration.

Externalizing Migration Management

Europe, North America and the spread of 'remote control' practices

Author: Ruben Zaiotti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131730828X

Category: Science

Page: 292

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The extension of border controls beyond a country’s territory to regulate the flows of migrants before they arrive has become a popular and highly controversial policy practice. Today, remote control policies are more visible, complex and widespread than ever before, raising various ethical, political and legal issues for the governments promoting them. The book examines the externalization of migration control from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective, focusing on ‘remote control’ initiatives in Europe and North America, with contributions from the fields of politics, sociology, law, geography, anthropology, and history. This book uses empirically rich analyses and compelling theoretical insights to trace the evolution of ‘remote control’ initiatives and assesses their impact and policy implications. It also explores competing theoretical models that might explain their emergence and diffusion. Individual chapters tackle some of the most puzzling questions underlying remote control policies, such as the reasons why governments adopt these policies and what might be their impact on migrants and other actors involved.

The Times They Are A Changin'

The Effect of Institutional Change on Cooperative Behaviour at 26,000ft over Sixty Years

Author: D. Savage,B. Torgler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137525150

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 79

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This narrative and empirical analysis investigates Hilary's claim that in his day they would not have left a man behind to die. The authors examine over 60 years of Himalayan climbing data and stories in order to test the changes in cooperation in this extreme life and death environment.

Shin Kanemaru and the Tragedy of Japan's Political System

Author: U. Kruze

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137457376

Category: History

Page: 123

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Shin Kanemaru (1914-1996) served as a key power broker at the national level in Japan from the 1970s until the early 1990s. He was at the heart of the '1955 system' of conservative political rule. Though never Prime Minister himself, he controlled or strongly influenced the administrations of five Japanese Prime Ministers.

Motion Capture in Performance

An Introduction

Author: M. Delbridge

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137505818

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 94

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Motion Capture in Performance explores the historical origins, properties and implications of Motion Capture. It introduces a new mode of performance for the commercial film, animation, and console gaming industries - 'Performance Capture', a distinct interdisciplinary discourse in the fields of theatre, animation, performance studies and film.

Economic Inequality and Policy Control in the United States

Author: M. Stelzner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137388110

Category: Political Science

Page: 108

View: 566

The income share of the top one percent of the population in the United States has increased from a little over nine percent of national income in the 1970s to 22.46 percent in 2012 a 144 percent increase. What is driving this astronomic growth in incomes for some? Is it possibly the result of non-meritorious forces? If so, how has this incredibly unequal development coexisted, and indeed worsened, in a political system based on equality? In Economic Inequality and Policy Control in the United States, Stelzner tackles each of these questions, and, in order to further develop understanding, Stelzner looks to the past and analyzes our experience with income inequality and the orientation of laws and institutions from the Gilded Age through the New and Fair Deal. He concludes that we have the tools to tackle inequality at present the same policies we used during the New and Fair Deal. However, in order to make change durable, we have to eliminate the undemocratic elements of our political system.

Economic Equality and Direct Democracy in Ancient Athens

Author: Larry Patriquin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137503483

Category: Political Science

Page: 100

View: 5183

This book argues that ancient democracy did not stop at the door of economic democracy, and that ancient Athens has much to tell us about the relationship between political equality and economic equality. Athenian democracy rested on a foundation of general economic equality, which enabled citizens to challenge their exclusion from politics.

Public Choice Economics and the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria

Author: Franklin G. Mixon, Jr.

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137506350

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 121

View: 3529

Public Choice Economics and the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria provides an economics perspective on the witchcraft episode, and adds to the growing body of work analyzing prominent historical events using the tools of economics.

Social Urbanism and the Politics of Violence

The Medellín Miracle

Author: K. Maclean

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137397365

Category: Social Science

Page: 147

View: 378

Medellín, Colombia, used to be the most violent city on earth, but in recent years, allegedly thanks to its 'social urbanism' approach to regeneration, it has experienced a sharp decline in violence. The author explores the politics behind this decline and the complex transformations in terms of urban development policies in Medellín.

The Gove Legacy

Education in Britain after the Coalition

Author: M. Finn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137491515

Category: Education

Page: 156

View: 7792

Michael Gove was, unquestionably, a pivotal figure in British educational reform during his time as the coalition's Secretary of State for Education. This team of experts, drawn from academia, think-tanks and trade unions, offer an unrivalled early assessment of the impact of Gove, and his reforms, on the British educational landscape.

The Politics of Australian Immigration

Author: James Jupp,Marie Kabala

Publisher: N.A


Category: Australia

Page: 302

View: 4529

This book examines the major forces and players that have shaped immigration policy in Australia. Prominent political and social scientist, representing a wide spectrum of views and approaches, investigate the many complex historical, economic, social and political issues involved.

Das soziale Band

Geschichte und Gegenwart eines sozialtheoretischen Grundbegriffs

Author: Thomas Bedorf,Steffen Herrmann

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593506319

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

View: 3095

Vom "sozialen Band" spricht man in Alltags- und Wissenschaftssprache gerne, wenn es darum geht, eine Krise des Sozialen zu diagnostizieren. Was aber ist das soziale Band? Zwischen wem ist es wie geknüpft? Und wann droht es zu reißen? Das Buch arbeitet erstmals systematisch und interdisziplinär diesen sozialtheoretischen Grundbegriff auf. Mit Beiträgen u.a. von Ulrich Bröckling, Marcel Hénaff, Frank Hillebrandt, Isabell Lorey, Dirk Quadflieg, Juliane Spitta und Gesa Ziemer.


Hefte 16 bis 21 / hrsg. von Klaus Bochmann ... Unter Mitw. von Ruedi Graf und Gerhard Kuck

Author: Antonio Gramsci

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783867541008


Page: 269

View: 8998


Illegal und unsichtbar?

Papierlose Migrant*innen als politische Subjekte

Author: Holger Wilcke

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839441978

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 1489

Wie lebt es sich ohne Aufenthaltspapiere in Deutschland? Der Alltag illegalisierter Migrant*innen ist durch Entrechtungen geprägt. Holger Wilcke zeigt, dass papierlose Migrant*innen dennoch nicht als passive Opfer missverstanden werden sollten, sondern vielmehr über Handlungsmacht verfügen: Sie arbeiten ohne Arbeitserlaubnis, sie organisieren sich Wohnraum, obwohl sie offiziell keinen Mietvertrag unterschreiben können, und sie verschaffen sich ohne Krankenversicherung Zugang zu medizinischer Versorgung. Als politische Subjekte nehmen sie sich - oft unwahrnehmbar - Rechte, die ihnen formal nicht zustehen, und transformieren unentwegt die Gesellschaft, welche ihre Ausschlüsse produziert.


Empirische Studien zu Geschlecht, Sexualität und Macht

Author: Jutta Hartmann,Christian Klesse,Peter Wagenknecht,Bettina Fritzsche,Kristina Hackmann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531902741

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 5817

Heteronormativitätskritische Forschung versucht hinter dem, was als natürlich gegeben angesehen wird, das Wirken normativer Mechanismen freizulegen und diese ins Zentrum der Kritik zu stellen. Der Band versammelt empirische Studien über Gehalt, Durchsetzung, Wirkungsweisen und Effekte solcher Normen, sowie über deren Zusammenhang mit weiteren gesellschaftlichen Machtmechanismen. Im interdisziplinären Vergleich zeigt sich, wie eine Kritik der heteronormativen Forschungsparadigmen gravierende Verschiebungen in allen Wissenschaftsfeldern mit sich bringt.

Farbe bekennen

afro-deutsche Frauen auf den Spuren ihrer Geschichte

Author: Katharina Oguntoye,May Opitz,Dagmar Schultz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596110230

Category: Blacks

Page: 251

View: 4412


Muslim Political Participation in Europe

Author: Jorgen S Nielsen

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748677534

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 6106

Analyses European Muslim communities' developing involvement in their political environment and related Muslim and public debates.