Human Mobility and Security

Innes, Alexandria J. (2016) Human Mobility and Security. In: Rethinking Security in the Twenty-First Century. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 169-181. ISBN 978-1-137-52541-3

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This chapter explores the relationship between security and human mobility, offering some insight into the migration-security nexus first by establishing where migration has consistently been characterized as a point of contestation for security studies. The assumption that states are the providers of security for their populations is called to question when large numbers of people are forced to flee a country because they are insecure. Following that, the chapter turns to the construction of human mobility as a threat to bounded human communities, with particular attention to how Western states construct immigration as a threat. Finally, the chapter considers the consequences of this construction: how the provision of security for some people renders other people insecure.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: security,threat,migration,mobility
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2016 00:09
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2020 00:14
DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-52542-0_12

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