The 21st century has brought new and challenging dimensions to ourunderstanding of security and migration. The old Cold War frameworkof security as related to war and peace, international relationsand foreign affairs has given way to a multiplicity of competingnotions, including internal security, human security and evensocial security. At the same time, migration has become a hotlycontested issue, characterised by an enormous difference of viewsand objectives.
So what do we mean by security and migration in the contemporaryworld? How do these two important fields intersect? And what doesthis collision of policy concerns and public interests mean forstates and individuals alike? In this cutting-edge book, ElspethGuild seeks to answer these pressing questions, drawing on a widerange of recent examples from the impact of asylum seekers on stateborder security to identity security in citizenship rules toillustrate her arguments. By approaching the topic from theperspective of the individual - citizen of one state, migrant inanother - the book examines key aspects of the security-migrationnexus, such as the relationship with refugees; torture;extraordinary rendition; privacy and the retention of personaldata; and human rights' protection.
The first volume in Polity's new 'Dimensions of Security'series, this book is a must-read for all students of internationalpolitics, development studies and related fields.