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Allen, William and Anderson, Bridget and Van Hear, Nicholas and Sumption, Madeleine and Duvell, Franck and Hough, Jennifer and Rose, Lena and Humphris, Rachel and Walker, Sarah (2018) 'Who Counts in Crises? The New Geopolitics of International Migration and Refugee Governance.' Geopolitics, 23 (1). pp. 217-243.

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Abstract

Recent migration ‘crises’ raise important geopolitical questions. Who is ‘the migrant’ that contemporary politics are fixated on? How are answers to ‘who counts as a migrant’ changing? Who gets to do that counting, and under what circumstances? This forum responds to, as well as questions, the current saliency of migration by examining how categories of migration hold geopolitical significance—not only in how they are constructed and by whom, but also in how they are challenged and subverted. Furthermore, by examining how the very concepts of ‘migrant’ and ‘refugee’ are used in different contexts, and for a variety of purposes, it opens up critical questions about mobility, citizenship and the nation state. Collectively, these contributions aim to demonstrate how problematising migration and its categorisation can be a tool of enquiry into other phenomena and processes.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures
ISSN: 14650045
Copyright Statement: ©2017 William Allen, Bridget Anderson, Nicholas Van Hear, Madeleine Sumption, Franck Düvell, Jennifer Hough, Lena Rose, Rachel Humphris, and Sarah Walker. Published with license by Taylor & Francis. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons. org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1080/14650045.2017.1327740
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2018 12:13
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/25984

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