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The Securitisation of Migration

Since the events of 9/11, security concerns have topped the political agendas of western governments. Given that the attacks of 9/11 were carried out by non-state agents, then the old Cold War argument that the concept of security should include non-military threats has gained currency among governments. Among the important, perceived non-military threats included in the analysis of state security is migration. According to Buzan "The threat of migration is fundamentally a question of how relative numbers interact with the absorptive and adaptive capacities of society ... The fear of being swamped by foreigners ... is easy to mobilize on the political agenda as a security issue." (People, States & Fear: The National Security Problem in International Relations, 1983).

Mogens Hobolth - Wanted and Unwanted Travellers: Explaining Similarities and Differences in European Visa Practices

13:28 Tue 13 Dec 2011

Mogens Hobolth (European Institute, London School of Economics) delivers his talk 'Wanted and Unwanted Travellers: Explaining Similarities and Differences in European Visa Practices' as part of 'The Securitisation of Migration' seminar series.

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Political Science

Don Flynn - What is Driving Security? Fear of Terrorism or Fear of Immigrants?

13:27 Tue 13 Dec 2011

Don Flynn (Migrant Rights Network, London) delivers his talk 'What is Driving Security? Fear of Terrorism or Fear of Immigrants?' at The University of Warwick, as part of 'The Securitisation of Migration' seminar series.

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Political Science

Dr Vicki Squire - The Securitization of Migration: an Absent Presence?

13:26 Tue 13 Dec 2011

Dr Vicki Squire (Department of Politics & International Studies, Open University) delivers her talk 'The Securitization of Migration: an Absent Presence?' at The University of Warwick, as part of 'The Securitisation of Migration' seminar series.

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Political Science

Professor Nicholas De Genova - Securitization and the Production of Mobility as Menace

13:25 Tue 13 Dec 2011

Professor Nicholas De Genova (Goldsmiths, University of London) delivers his talk 'Securitization and the Production of Mobility as Menace' at The University of Warwick, as part of 'The Securitisation of Migration' seminar series.

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Political Science

Dr Andrew Neal - Securitization and Risk: Security as Practice

13:24 Tue 13 Dec 2011

Dr Andrew Neal (Politics & International Relations, University of Edinburgh) delivers his talk 'Securitization and Risk: Security as Practice' at The University of Warwick, as part of 'The Securitisation of Migration' seminar series.

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Political Science