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Making people illegal, what globalization means for migration and law, Catherine Dauvergne

This book examines the relationship between illegal migration and globalization. Under the pressures of globalizing forces, migration law is transformed into the last bastion of sovereignty. This explains the worldwide crackdown on extra-legal migration and informs the shape this crackdown is taking. It also means that migration law reflects key facets of globalization and addresses the central debates of globalization theory. This book looks at various migration law settings, asserting that differing but related globalization effects are discernible at each location. The 'core samples' interrogated in the book are drawn from refugee law, illegal labor migration, human trafficking, security issues in migration law, and citizenship law. Special attention is paid to the roles played by the European Union and the United States in setting the terms of global engagement. The book's conclusion considers what the rule of law contributes to transformed migration law.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
On being illegal -- Migration in the globalization script -- Making asylum illegal -- Trafficking in hegemony -- The less brave new world -- Citizenship unhinged -- Myths and giants : the influence of the EU and the US -- Sovereignty and the rule of law in global times
Literary Form
non fiction
1st paperback edition.
First published: 2008
Physical Description
xi, 216 pages, 23 cm.

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