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The Resource Immigration and the state : fear, greed and hospitality, Alex Balch

Immigration and the state : fear, greed and hospitality, Alex Balch

Label
Immigration and the state : fear, greed and hospitality
Title
Immigration and the state
Title remainder
fear, greed and hospitality
Statement of responsibility
Alex Balch
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines how and why liberalism and human rights have proven insufficient to protect immigrants. Contemporary immigration systems are characterized by increasing complexity and expanding enforcement, and frequently criticized for violating human rights and for causing death, exclusion and exploitation. The 'migrant crisis' can also be understood as a crisis of hospitality for liberal democracies. Through analysis of the immigration histories and political dynamics of Britain and the US, the book explains how these two archetypal liberal states have both sought to create a hostile environment for unwanted immigrants. The book provides a fresh and original perspective on the development of immigration systems, showing how they have become subject to the politics of fear and greed, and revealing how different traditions of hospitality have evolved, survived, and renewed. Alex Balch is Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool, UK. His work focuses on the politics and policy of immigration, and efforts to combat forced labour and human trafficking. He has worked with a range of government and non-government organisations on research projects and regularly contributes to public debates. He is a member of the Forced Labour Monitoring Group (FLMG)
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
325/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6271
LC item number
.B35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Immigration and the state : fear, greed and hospitality, Alex Balch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A 'migrant crisis'? -- The Human Rights deficit -- Illiberal liberalism -- Immigration politics in the UK and US -- Eighteenth to Twentieth Century: Pulling up the drawbridge -- Twenty-first century: attrition by enforcement -- Fear -- Greed -- Hospitality -- Conclusions
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 308 pages
Isbn
9781137385888
Lccn
2016947221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)934193549
  • UtOrBLW
Label
Immigration and the state : fear, greed and hospitality, Alex Balch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A 'migrant crisis'? -- The Human Rights deficit -- Illiberal liberalism -- Immigration politics in the UK and US -- Eighteenth to Twentieth Century: Pulling up the drawbridge -- Twenty-first century: attrition by enforcement -- Fear -- Greed -- Hospitality -- Conclusions
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 308 pages
Isbn
9781137385888
Lccn
2016947221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)934193549
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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