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Making People Illegal
What Globalization Means for Migration and Law

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  • Date Published: April 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521895088

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  • 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 discernable 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.

    • Of interest across a range of disciplines, certainly not just law
    • Brings together questions that are often treated separately. e.g. refugee law, citizenship law, illegal labor migration etc.
    • Contributes to the field of globalization theory
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...This well-written, thorougly researched volume offers an excellent scholarly contribution to the field. Its ability to offer solid interdisciplinary perspectives..., while remaining grounded in the embryonic area of migration law, is valuable. Recommended."
    --J.M. Ackleson, New Mexico State University, CHOICE

    "...In her stimulating book, Catherine Dauvergne provides a multifaceted look at why the operations of national sovereignty and the formal state citizenship are inadequate, even irrational and often unjust...thoughtful, hopeful, and welcome invitation worth sharing with others, and for that reason alone, her book is a worthwhile read."
    --John SW Park, Department of Asian American Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, The Law and Politics Book Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521895088
    • length: 230 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. On being illegal
    3. Migration in the globalization script
    4. Making asylum illegal
    5. Trafficking in hegemony
    6. The less brave new world
    7. Citizenship unhinged
    8. Myths and giants: the influence of the EU and the US
    9. Sovereignty and the rule of law in global times.

  • Author

    Catherine Dauvergne, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Catherine Dauvergne is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Migration Law for the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law. She is author of the book Humanitarianism Identity and Nation: Migration Laws of Australia and Canada and is editor of Jurisprudence for an Interconnected Globe. She has also published articles in the Modern Law Review, Theoretical Inquiries in Law, Social and Legal Studies, the International Journal of Refugee Law, Sydney Law Review, Melbourne Law Review, Res Publica, and the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, amongst others.

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