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Asylum after empire : colonial legacies in the politics of asylum seeking
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Éditeur Roman & Littlefield International
Année copyright 2017
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Asylum after empire : colonial legacies in the politics of asylum seeking
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1 volume (VII-201 pages) ; 24 cm
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Asylum after empire.
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Bibliographie pages 181-196. Index
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323.631
Contenu
Introduction ; The asylum "problem" ; Decolonising the "problem" : an alternative standpoint for analysing the exclusionary politics of asylum ; Slavery and the right to be human ; Colonialism, the League of Nations and race equality ; The United Nations and the right to be human ; Dehumanization : asylum seeker support in the twenty-first century ; Asylum after empire
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Asylum seekers are not welcome in Europe. But why is that the case? For many scholars, the policies have become more restrictive over recent decades because the asylum seekers have changed. This change is often said to be about numbers, methods of travel, and reasons for flight. In short: we are in an age of hypermobility and states cannot cope with such volumes of 'others'. This book presents an alternative view, drawing on theoretical insights from Third World Approaches to International Law, post- and decolonial studies, and presenting new research on the context of the British Empire. The text highlights the fact that since the early 1990s, for the first time, the majority of asylum seekers originate from countries outside of Europe, countries which until 30-60 years ago were under colonial rule. Policies which address asylum seekers must, the book argues, be understood not only as part of a global hypermobile present, but within the context of colonial histories
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978-1-78348-615-1
1-78348-615-5
978-1-78348-616-8
1-78348-616-3
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