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Hexagon Series on
Human, Environmental Security and Peace (HESP)


Edited by
Hans Günter Brauch,

AFES-PRESS, chairman
Free University of Berlin (Ret.)

title hexagon 6

HEXA-
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Thanh-Dam Truong, Des Gasper (Eds.): Transnational Migration and Human Security The Migration–Development–Security Nexus. Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace, vol. 6 ( Berlin – Heidelberg – New York: Springer-Verlag, 2011).

ISBN: 978-3-642-12756-4 (Print)
ISBN: 978-3-642-12757-1 (Online
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DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-12757-1

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This volume addresses key aspects of human security in transnational migration. The 22 essays cover all levels of migration systems, from families, farms and firms through to global organizations and negotiating forums. They show how institutional frameworks for cross-border movements of people, finance, and goods have co-evolved with changes in the workings of nation-states. They thereby reveal aspects of power and privilege within ‘international migration’ as a discursive area and at its intersections with the fields of ‘development’, governance and ‘security’. Revisiting presuppositions that have been taken as givens, and exploring their role in shaping rules and institutions that control the movements of people across and within borders, the essays reveal also the mentalities and rationalities that have made up and continue to make up the reality of transnational migration today. A human security perspective can encourage exploratory thinking and provide conceptual space for deeper understandings of ‘human’, ‘movement’ and ‘borders’, to help overcome the limits of conventional analytical and policy dualisms and dichotomies.

Contents: Preface. - Acknowledgements. – Part I: Introduction. – Part II: Neoliberal Governmentality and Transnational Migration: the Interplay of Security Fears and Business Forces. – Part III: Migrant Experiences: Agency in the Grey Zone. – Part IV: Transnational Identities and Issues of Citizenship. – Part V: Ethics of Modern Day Transnational Migration: A Human Security Perspective.

All chapters were anonymously peer reviewed.
     
About the Editors

Thanh-Dam Truong

Thanh-Dam Truong is co-ordinator of the research group on Migration and Human Security and Associate Professor in Women, Gender and Development Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Many of her publications address the nexus of gender, migration and human security, including: Sex, Money and Morality: Prostitution and Tourism in Southeast Asia (Zed Books/St. Martin Press, 1990); Poverty, Gender and Human Trafficking in Sub-Saharan Africa: Rethinking Best Practices in Migration Management (Paris: UNESCO, 2006); (co-eds. Amrita Chhachhi and Saskia Wieringa) Engendering Human Security (London: Zed, 2006); (co-ed. Des Gasper) Trans-local Livelihoods and Connections: Embedding a Gender Perspective into Migration Studies, special issue of Gender, Technology and Development 12,3 (2008).

     

Des Gasper is Professor of Human Development, Development Ethics and Public Policy at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Previous work includes: (with Raymond Apthorpe) Arguing Development Policy – Frames and Discourses (London: Frank Cass, 1996); The Ethics of Development – From Economism to Human Development (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2004; New Delhi: Sage India, 2005); (co-ed. Asuncion Lera St. Clair) Development Ethics (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2010).

 

Des Gasper
     
About the Authors

 
Michiel Baas, Amsterdam School for Social science Research, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
Amiya Kumar Bagchi, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, India;
Alejandra Boni, Department of Projects Engineering, Study Group on Development, International Cooperation and Ethics, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain;
Julien Brachet, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France;
Dennis Broeders, Department of Sociology of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), The Netherlands;
Beatriz Campillo Carrete, Associate, Alternativas y Capacidades A.C., México;
Godfried Engbersen, Department of Sociology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands;
Des Gasper, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands;
Tatsuo Harada, College of International Studies, Chubu University, Japan;
Helen Hintjens, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands;
Roy Huijsmans, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
Kenji Kimura, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands;
Karim Knio, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands;
Yu Kojima, Independent Researcher and Consultant, Japan;
Richa Kumar, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
María Isabel de Lozano, El Colegio de México, Mexico;
Joan Lacomba, Department of Social Work, University of Valencia, Spain;
Wies Maas, The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration, The Netherlands;
Yoichi Mine, Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University, Japan;
Kinhide Mushakoji, Centre for Asia Pacific Partnership, Osaka University of Economics and Law, Japan;
Ton van Naerssen, Faculty of Management Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands;
Ahmed Pouri, Participating Refugees in Multicultural Europe, The Netherlands;
Bernadette P. Resurreccion, Gender and Development Studies, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand;
Bernice Roldan, Aflatoun (Child Savings International), The Netherlands;
Edsel E. Sajor, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand;
Amrita Sharma, Constituency Development Team, Purnia, Bihar, India;
May-Len Skilbrei, Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies, Norway;
Thanh-Dam Truong, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands;
Marianne Tveit, Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies, Norway;
Gustavo Verduzco Igartúa, Center for Sociological Studies, El Colegio de México, Mexico.
     
Cover illustration: The photograph of a truck loaded with people was taken by Julien Brachet (University of Paris), the photograph of a building site of boats in South Oman was taken by Pascal Meunier <www.pascalmeunier.com>(France).
     

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Publisher's Corner

This sixth volume of the Hexagon Book Series on
Human, Environmental Security and Peace: HESP

was made possible by a research grant from The Ministry of Education,
Culture, Sports, Science & Technology of Japan and Chubu University, a grant
from the International Institute for Asian Studies of the University of Leiden,
and additional funding support from Oxfam-Novib and the Municipality of
The Hague for the organisation of a conference on International Migration,
Multi-Local Livelihoods and Human Security: Perspectives from Europe, Asia and Africa,
held in The Hague, 30-31 August 2007.