Global Changes in Asylum Regimes


Author: D. Joly
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403914141
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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This book examines convergent trends in asylum regimes around the world. It covers the main regions of the world where asylum is a critical problem: Europe, Africa and Central America. It also looks at the major issues: human rights; non-governmental organisation involvement; gender; return; comprehensive policy; European Union harmonisation; international intervention and temporary protection.

Grenzkontrollen jenseits nationaler Territorien

Die Steuerung globaler Mobilität durch liberale Staaten
Author: Lena Laube
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593399830
Category: Political Science
Page: 343
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Die Globalisierung fordert liberale Staaten heraus, ihre Grenzen auf gestiegene Mobilität einzurichten. International vergleichend untersucht Lena Laube, wo heute Grenzkontrollen in einer entgrenzten Welt zu finden sind. Ihre Studie beleuchtet damit einen wichtigen Aspekt globalisierter Politik: die Exterritorialisierung von Grenzen. Begründungen staatlicher Akteure für diesen Wandel geben Einblick in die staatliche Strategie, die Mobilität von Personen jenseits der eigenen Territorien zu steuern. Dabei zielt die Verlagerung der Kontrollorte nicht nur auf Abschottung, sondern auch - gerade in Europa - auf Freizügigkeit gegenüber willkommenen Personen.

Asylum, Work, and Precarity

Bordering the Asia-Pacific
Author: Nicholas Henry
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319605674
Category: Political Science
Page: 227
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This book explores the regional coordination and impact of state responses to irregular migration in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. The main argument is that regional and international trends of securitisation and criminalisation of irregular migration, often associated with framing the issue in terms of migrant smuggling and human trafficking, have intensified carceral border regimes and produced greater precarity for migrants. Bilateral and multilateral processes of regional coordination at multiple levels of government are analysed with a focus on the impact on asylum seekers and migrant workers in major destination and transit countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, and Australia. The book will be of interest to a wide academic audience interested in the interdisciplinary field of Border Studies, as well as general readers concerned with the treatment of refugees and migrant workers who cross borders in search of safety, security, and a better life.

Globalizing Migration Regimes

New Challenges to Transnational Cooperation
Author: Kristof Tamas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317126823
Category: Social Science
Page: 346
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It has been half a century since the Geneva Refugee Convention came into place, but there is still no comparable international regime which provides for the increasing phenomenon of mobile economic migrants. At a time of global mobility, when migration policies are constantly changing and the security and rights of migrants are called into question, there is clearly a need for strengthened international cooperation. This volume brings together an international team of authors to examine the prospects for improvements in such cooperation and for the establishment of a framework of basic global or regional norms of conduct. Issues addressed in the book include how to augment the development effects of migration for source countries, how to meet the security and rights interests of both states and migrants and how to improve the prospects for integration of migrants in destination countries. With its fresh, policy-focused and global approach, this volume will be of great value to both academics and policy-makers.

Globalizing Migration Regimes

New Challenges to Transnational Cooperation
Author: Joakim Palme,Kristof Tamas
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754646921
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
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It has been half a century since the Geneva Refugee Convention came into place, but there is still no comparable international regime which provides for the increasing phenomenon of mobile economic migrants. This volume brings together an international team of authors to examine the prospects for improvements in cooperation and for the establishment of a framework of basic global or regional norms of conduct.

Gendering the International Asylum and Refugee Debate


Author: Jane Freedman
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230006539
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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Refugees and asylum seekers are the subject of major debates both at national and international level. But the debates exclude a gendered perspective that considers the experiences and needs of men and women. This study provides a comprehensive account of the situation of women refugees globally and explains how they differ from men. Looking at causes of refugee flows, international laws and conventions and their application, the policies and legislation of Western governments, and lived experiences of refugees themselves, this book is a much-needed addition to the migration literature.

The Human Rights of Non-citizens


Author: David S. Weissbrodt
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 257
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Non-citizens include asylum seekers, rejected asylum seekers, immigrants, non-immigrants, migrant workers, refugees, stateless persons, and trafficked persons. This book argues that regardless of their citizenship status, non-citizens should, by virtue of their essential humanity, enjoy all human rights unless exceptional distinctions serve a legitimate State objective and are proportional to the achievement of that objective. Non-citizens should have freedom from arbitrary arrest, arbitrary killing, child labor, forced labor, inhuman treatment, invasions of privacy, refoulement, slavery, unfair trial, and violations of humanitarian law. Additionally, non-citizens should have the right to consular protection; equality; freedom of religion and belief; labor rights (for example, as to collective bargaining, workers' compensation, healthy and safe working conditions, etc.); the right to marry; peaceful association and assembly; protection as minors; social, cultural, and economic rights. There is a large gap, however, between the rights that international human rights law guarantee to non-citizens and the realities they face. In many countries, non-citizens are confronted with institutional and endemic discrimination and suffering. The situation has worsened since September 11, 2001, as several governments have detained or otherwise violated the rights of non-citizens in response to fears of terrorism. This book attempts to understand and respond to the challenges of international human rights law guarantees for non-citizens human rights.

Of states, rights, and social closure

governing migration and citizenship
Author: Oliver Schmidtke,Saime Ozcurumez
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 307
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Increased levels of immigration sparked scholary and public debate about its consequences for immigrants, liberal democracies, sovereignty and rights in both Europe and North America. This book addresses questions such as: Do nation-states act to facilitate or limit immigration and integration, how and why? How do nation-states themselves transform in understanding and interpreting rights respond to immigration? Does the European Union make a difference in terms of how immigrants are perceived or how they act as stakeholders in liberal democracies?& Through a collection of rich theoretical and empirical contributions diverse and intriguing responses are provided with case studies from Europe and North America.

Religious Reconstruction in the South Asian Diasporas

From One Generation to Another
Author: John R. Hinnells
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333774014
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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The outcome of an international scholarly collaboration, this collection examines how religions from South Asia have been reconstructed within Western settings and how identity is shaped, not only by migrants, but also by subsequent generations. Focusing on Britain, USA, Canada and Australia, chapters address the religions, social and political issues facing South Asian diasporas and examines how they have been effected by 9/11 and Britain's 7/7 as well as the bombings in Bali and Mumbai.

The Global Reach of European Refugee Law


Author: Hélène Lambert
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107041759
Category: Law
Page: 340
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Examination of the worldwide emulation of key norms of European refugee protection through transnational processes and actors.

Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

A Right to Flee

Refugees, States, and the Construction of International Cooperation
Author: Phil Orchard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316062139
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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Why do states protect refugees? In the past twenty years, states have sought to limit access to asylum by increasing their border controls and introducing extraterritorial controls. Yet no state has sought to exit the 1951 Refugee Convention or the broader international refugee regime. This book argues that such international policy shifts represent an ongoing process whereby refugee protection is shaped and redefined by states and other actors. Since the seventeenth century, a mix of collective interests and basic normative understandings held by states created a space for refugees to be separate from other migrants. However, ongoing crisis events undermine these understandings and provide opportunities to reshape how refugees are understood, how they should be protected, and whether protection is a state or multilateral responsibility. Drawing on extensive archival and secondary materials, Phil Orchard examines the interplay among governments, individuals, and international organizations that has shaped how refugees are understood today.

Whatever Happened to Asylum in Britain?

A Tale of Two Walls
Author: Louise Pirouet
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781571814685
Category: History
Page: 212
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Refugees and asylum-seekers are high up on many people's political agenda, and there is much misinformation about them. Who are these asylum-seekers? Aren't they almost all 'bogus'? How does the Home Office decide whether or not they are genuine? Isn't the UN convention on Refugees out of date and in need of renegotiating? This book is based on visits to places where asylum seekers are detained, on working with lawyers representing asylum-seekers and on a close knowledge of many of the refugee organisations. It argues passionately that Britain should not throw away, through ignorance and misunderstanding, a reputation for providing a place of safety for the persecuted who have much to contribute to national life

Global Dimensions of Public Administration and Governance

A Comparative Voyage
Author: Jos Raadschelders,Eran Vigoda-Gadot
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119026121
Category: Political Science
Page: 576
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A comparative, interdisciplinary examination of the mechanismsbehind public administration Global Dimensions of Public Administration and Governanceis a comprehensive, comparative text on the structure and functionof governments around the world. Written by two of the field'sleading public administration scholars, this book provides aninterdisciplinary perspective and a global, historical, andtheoretical examination of the management and governance of themodern state. Readers learn how territory, bureaucracy, andpolitical systems influence policy and reform in over thirtycountries, and how these mechanisms affect the everyday lives ofcitizens. This comparative approach features rich examples of howpolicy is shaped by culture, and how modern policy principles arefiltered to fit a country's needs and expectations. Chaptersconclude with comparative analyses that help readersbetter-understand the role and position of government in thecontemporary world, both in democratic societies andless-than-democratic environments. Governance doesn't happen in a vacuum. Those responsible forpolicy, regulation, and reform take cues from history, currentevents, and visions for the future to inform thinking on mattersthat can potentially affect a large number of everyday lives. Thisbook illustrates the thought process, providing the necessaryinsight these important decisions require. Understand the relationship between structure and function ofgovernment Learn how policy is culture-dependent Examine the political and societal contexts of reform Discover the myriad forms of modern bureaucracy The various social sciences provide valuable information andperspectives for those involved in public administration. Thoseperspectives converge here to form a thorough, well-rounded,examination of the success and failure possible, and the mechanismsthrough which they take place. Global Dimensions of PublicAdministration and Governance provides a detailed, wide-ranginglook at how modern governments operate, how they got this far, andwhere they're headed for the future.

Die Getriebenen

Merkel und die Flüchtlingspolitik: Report aus dem Innern der Macht
Author: Robin Alexander
Publisher: Siedler Verlag
ISBN: 3641208106
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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Ein dramatisches Kapitel jüngster deutscher Geschichte – und ein Insider-Report aus dem Innern der Macht. Die Grenzöffnung für Flüchtlinge im Herbst 2015 hat das Land gespalten – die einen preisen Angela Merkels moralische Haltung, die andern geißeln die Preisgabe von Souveränität. Doch was als planvolles Handeln erscheint, ist in Wahrheit eine Politik des Durchwurstelns, des Taktierens und Lavierens, befeuert von hehren Idealen und Opportunismus. Robin Alexander zeigt, dass die politischen Akteure Getriebene sind, zerrieben zwischen selbst auferlegten Zwängen und den sich überschlagenden Ereignissen. Robin Alexander blickt als Korrespondent der »Welt am Sonntag« seit Jahren hinter die Kulissen des Kanzleramtes - in seinem Buch, das auf Recherchen in Berlin, Brüssel, Wien, Budapest und der Türkei basiert, rekonstruiert er minutiös die Schlüsselentscheidungen von sechs Schicksalsmonaten - und erzählt am Beispiel des wohl dramatischsten Kapitels der jüngeren deutschen Geschichte davon, wie heute Politik gemacht wird.