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Why border controls are now a global game

Prior to World Refugee Day on June 20th, anthropologist and author of BBC award-winning “Illegality, Inc.”, Dr Ruben Andersson, examined how localised migration control efforts have ignored the globalisation of irregular migration routes. (Originally published in IRIN Global.) The warning was restrained, as was to be expected from a European border police chief, yet it was a warning nonetheless. Amid […]

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    The effects of climate change on migration – Maria Waldinger

The effects of climate change on migration – Maria Waldinger

Migration can take many forms, from economic to political to social. Environmental migration, when it occurs, often focuses upon those who relocate because of issues such as natural disasters. But it is equally important to consider those who decide to move because of gradual environment changes. A new working paper about climate change and migration has been released by Dr […]

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    Ruben Andersson receives BBC award for Mediterranean migration study

Ruben Andersson receives BBC award for Mediterranean migration study

The recent tragic loss of hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean is just the tip of the iceberg. Thousands die each year attempting to enter Europe via destinations like the Italian island of Lampedusa and the Spanish enclaves of Melilla and Ceuta. But stricter border controls, far from acting as a deterrent, may actually be increasing the number of migrants […]

Event: ‘Secure the Borders!’ The Cost and Consequences of Europe’s ‘Fight Against Irregular Migration’

Dr Ruben Andersson , Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of International Development’s Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, will be speaking on ‘Secure the Borders!’ The Cost and Consequences of Europe’s ‘Fight Against Irregular Migration’. Date: Tuesday 14 October 2014 Time: 5-6.30pm Venue: The Venue, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre Speakers: Dr Ruben Andersson, Dr Nicholas De Genova, Jeremy Harding, Dr Cecilia Malmström

October 9th, 2014|Events|0 Comments|