Disciplining the Transnational Mobility of People

Disciplining the Transnational Mobility of People

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A core feature of contemporary migration politics lies in the claim to regulate and discipline the cross- border mobility of people qthroughq, qin the interest ofq and qwith the help ofq the very individuals that cross national borders. Popularized by notions such as qsmart bordersq or qmigration managementq, these practices and technologies raise important questions regarding strategies of migration control, the exercise of power, and their effects on individuals, societies and states. This volume scrutinizes these new developments and shows that mobility and migration politics are based on a mix of traditional coercive interventions and less repressive and indirect practices. Both types of practices are shown to pertain to the common conceptual umbrella provided by the notion of discipline. The contributors discuss disciplining strategies that, while apparently different, share the common objective of making sense of, ordering and, ultimately, steering and qmanagingq human mobility.The a€œPatria Grandea€ was introduced inthefootsteps of the Mercosur 2002 Accord on Legal Residencyfor Nationals of ... and obtainlegal residency status, was also rationalized interms of addressingthe problem of illegality and, particularly, anbsp;...

Title:Disciplining the Transnational Mobility of People
Author:Martin Geiger, Antoine Pécoud
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-10-18


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