Securing twenty-first century societies

Hayes, Anna and Mason, Robert (2012) Securing twenty-first century societies. In: Migration and insecurity: citizenship and social inclusion in a transnational era. Routledge Research on the Global Politics of Migration (3). Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Hoboken, NJ. United States, pp. 3-16. ISBN 978-041566549-0


The chapters in this collection explore differing approaches to migrants' insecurity, emphasising the mutually constituted notions of both individual and social attitudes to security for formerly displaced populations. Rather than reprise state-based approaches to security, contributors instead consider experiences of insecurity that recognize the dual importance of both legal borders and less-visible barriers to community engagement. Under the influence of new technologies, constructs of community and security have undergone profound change throughout the Global North. Many of the authors highlight an increasing tension throughout the first decade of the twenty-first century, whereby states' tightened control of international borders has rendered participation in local communities increasingly fraught and contested. Therefore, local spaces have become vital sites, providing space in which to enact identifications with multiple localities beyond that immediately experienced. As multiple contributors argue, this has had a profound implication for modern forms of civic identity and community inclusion.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Apr 2011 - 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication (1 Apr 2011 - 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2013 23:20
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 01:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: immigration; migrant security; transnationalism; historical memory; civic institutions
Fields of Research (2008): 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160303 Migration
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160602 Citizenship
Fields of Research (2020): 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430399 Historical studies not elsewhere classified
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4403 Demography > 440303 Migration
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4408 Political science > 440802 Citizenship
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare
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