Looking at community organisation and political mobilisation in the age of securitisation.

How do migrants and minorities organise in the context of securitised policy-making in the fields of migration and integration ?


Securitisation of Migrant Integration 
Lessons from the US and UK
The globalization of migratory flows has created a profound problem of governance for national governments seeking to integrate new populations. They have pursued a series of policies that collectively amount to the securitisation of immigration and integration. These policies largely consist of a wide array of measures ranging from restrictive border controls to neo-assimilationist policies of integration, that all construe immigrants and their descendants as potential threats to safety, social cohesion or national identity. These policies have most often elicited negative reactions among migrant organisations and networks. This raises crucial questions for both the scientific and policy communities on the effects of securitisation on migrants and minorities’ patterns of organization and political mobilization: what are the levels of acceptance of these policies, and to what extent have they fostered alienation and resentment, fostering various types of protest and possibly even violent protest? ... READ MORE 


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