Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace

Transnational Migration and Human Security

The Migration-Development-Security Nexus

Editors: Truong, Thanh-Dam, Gasper, Des (Eds.)

  • • Reveals aspects of power and privilege within ‘international migration’ as a discursive area and at its intersections with the fields of ‘development’, governance and ‘security’.
  • • Shows how institutional frameworks for cross-border movements of people, finance, and goods have co-evolved with changes in the workings of nation-states.
  • • Argues for a human security perspective which encourage exploratory thinking to overcome the limits of conventional analysis and policy approaches.
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This volume addresses key aspects of human security in transnational migration. The 22 essays cover all levels of migration systems, from families, farms and firms through to global organizations and negotiating forums. They show how institutional frameworks for cross-border movements of people, finance, and goods have co-evolved with changes in the workings of nation-states. They thereby reveal aspects of power and privilege within ‘international migration’ as a discursive area and at its intersections with the fields of ‘development’, governance and ‘security’. Revisiting presuppositions that have been taken as givens, and exploring their role in shaping rules and institutions that control the movements of people across and within borders, the essays reveal also the mentalities and rationalities that have made up and continue to make up the reality of transnational migration today. A human security perspective can encourage exploratory thinking and provide conceptual space for deeper understandings of ‘human’, ‘movement’ and ‘borders’, to help overcome the limits of conventional analytical and policy dualisms and dichotomies.

About the authors

Thanh-Dam Truong is co-ordinator of the research group on Migration and Human Security and Associate Professor in Women, Gender and Development Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Many of her publications address the nexus of gender, migration and human security, including: Sex, Money and Morality: Prostitution and Tourism in Southeast Asia. Des Gasper is Professor of Human Development, Development Ethics and Public Policy at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Nether-lands. Previous work includes: (with Raymond Apthorpe): Arguing Development Policy – Frames and Discourses (London: Frank Cass, 1996).

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Transnational Migration, Development and Human Security

    Truong, Thanh-Dam (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • The Governmentality of Transnational Migration and Security: The Making of a New Subaltern

    Truong, Thanh-Dam

    Pages 23-37

  • Migration from Mexico and Central America to the United States: Human Insecurities and Paths for Change

    Verduzco, Gustavo (et al.)

    Pages 41-56

  • The Blind Spot of Repression: Migration Policies and Human Survival in the Central Sahara

    Brachet, Julien

    Pages 57-66

  • Europeanization and the Right to Seek Refugee Status: Reflections on Frontex

    Maas, Wies (et al.)

    Pages 67-79

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eBook $189.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-12756-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-26861-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transnational Migration and Human Security
Book Subtitle
The Migration-Development-Security Nexus
Editors
  • Thanh-Dam Truong
  • Des Gasper
Series Title
Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-12757-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-12757-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-12756-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26861-8
Series ISSN
1865-5793
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 370
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