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The politics of insecurity : fear, migration and asylum in the EU, Jef Huysmans

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The politics of insecurity : fear, migration and asylum in the EU
Title
The politics of insecurity
Title remainder
fear, migration and asylum in the EU
Statement of responsibility
Jef Huysmans
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this volume, Huysmans analyses and investigates the processes of securitisation, and the details of migration, asylum and refuge in the post 9/11 European Union.
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Huysmans, Jef.
Dewey number
325.4
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ6009.E94
LC item number
H89 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Security, International
  • National security
  • Asylum, Right of
  • European Union countries
Summary expansion
The act of violence of 9/11 changed the global security agenda, catapulting terrorism to the top of the agenda. Weapons of mass destruction grabbed public interest and controlling the free movement of people became a national security priority. In this volume, Jef Huysmans critically engages with theoretical developments in international relations and security studies to develop a conceptual framework for studying security. He argues that security policies and responses do not appear out of the blue, but are part of a continuous and gradual process, pre-structured by previous developments. He examines this process of securitization and explores how an issue, on the basis of the distribution and administration of fear, becomes a security policy. Huysmans then applies this theory to provide a detailed analysis of migration, asylum and refuge in the European Union. This theoretically sophisticated, yet accessible volume, makes an important contribution to the study of security, migration and European politics
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The politics of insecurity : fear, migration and asylum in the EU, Jef Huysmans
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [160]-183) and index
Contents
<P>1. Politics of Insecurity, Technology and the Political 2. Security Framing: The Question of the Meaning of Security 3. Displacing the Spectre of the State in Security Studies: From Referent Objects to Techniques of Government 4. Securitizing Migration: Freedom from Existential Threats and the Constitution of Insecure Communities 5. European Integration and Societal Insecurity 6. Freedom and Security in the EU: A Foucaultian View on Spill-Over 7. Migration, Securitization and the Question of Political Community in the EU 8. De-Securitizing Migration: Security Knowledge and Concepts of the Political Bibliography</P>
Control code
24807895
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 191 p.
Isbn
9780415361248
Lccn
2005021042
Label
The politics of insecurity : fear, migration and asylum in the EU, Jef Huysmans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [160]-183) and index
Contents
<P>1. Politics of Insecurity, Technology and the Political 2. Security Framing: The Question of the Meaning of Security 3. Displacing the Spectre of the State in Security Studies: From Referent Objects to Techniques of Government 4. Securitizing Migration: Freedom from Existential Threats and the Constitution of Insecure Communities 5. European Integration and Societal Insecurity 6. Freedom and Security in the EU: A Foucaultian View on Spill-Over 7. Migration, Securitization and the Question of Political Community in the EU 8. De-Securitizing Migration: Security Knowledge and Concepts of the Political Bibliography</P>
Control code
24807895
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 191 p.
Isbn
9780415361248
Lccn
2005021042

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