The Exclusionary Politics of Asylum

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byVicki Squire

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This critique of the securitization and criminalization of asylum seeking challenges the claim that asylum seekers 'threaten' receiving states. It analyzes recent policy developments in relation to their wider historical, political and European contexts and argues that the UK response effectively renders asylum seekers as scapegoats.

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This critique of the securitization and criminalization of asylum seeking challenges the claim that asylum seekers 'threaten' receiving states. It analyzes recent policy developments in relation to their wider historical, political and European contexts and argues that the UK response effectively renders asylum seekers as scapegoats.

VICKI SQUIRE is RCUK Research Fellow at the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance and at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), The Open University, UK.

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Format:PerfectDimensions:221 pages, 8.5 × 5.4 × 0.7 inPublished:June 1, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230216595

ISBN - 13:9780230216594

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Table of Contents


Part I: Introducing the Exclusionary Politics of Asylum: The Management of Dislocation
A Dislocated Territorial Order? Introducing the Asylum Problem
Challenging Managerial Operations: Developing a Discursive Theory of Securitisation
Part II: The Development of the Exclusionary Politics of Asylum: Political, Public and Popular Narratives of Control
Moving to Europe: Charting the Emergence of Exclusionary Asylum Discourse 
Restricting Contestations: Exclusionary Narratives and the Dominance of Restriction
Part III: The Extension and Diffusion of the Exclusionary Politics of Asylum: Deterrent Technologies of Internal and External Control 
Interception as Criminalisation: The Extension of Interdictive Controls
Dispersal as Abjectification: The Diffusion of Punitive Controls
Part IV: Contesting the Exclusionary Politics of Asylum: From Deterrence to Engagement
Sovereign Power, Abject Spaces and Resistance: Contending Accounts of Asylum
Rethinking Asylum, Rethinking Citizenship: Moving Beyond Exclusionary Politics
Conclusion
Appendices
Notes
Bibliography


 

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'Theoretically sophisticated and empirically well-grounded, The Exclusionary Politics of Asylum is an important addition to critical literature on the politics of refuge in Europe. Squires assured dissection of the discourses and practices through which the problematic figure of the asylum seeker is produced underpins a fascinating mediation on securitization, sovereign power and territoriality in the contemporary European political order.' - David Owen, Professor of Social and Political Philosophy, University of Southampton, UK.