Frontiers of Fear: Immigration and Insecurity in the United States and Europe. Ariane Chebel d'Appolonia. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2012. 305 pp. $87.95 (cloth). Survival Migration: Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacements. Alexander Betts. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2013. 256 pp. $77.95 (cloth)

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Frontiers of Fear: Immigration and Insecurity in the United States and Europe. Ariane Chebel d'Appolonia. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2012. 305 pp. $87.95 (cloth). Survival Migration: Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacements. Alexander Betts. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2013. 256 pp. $77.95 (cloth)

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Publication Article, book review scientific
Title Frontiers of Fear: Immigration and Insecurity in the United States and Europe. Ariane Chebel d'Appolonia. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2012. 305 pp. $87.95 (cloth). Survival Migration: Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacements. Alexander Betts. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2013. 256 pp. $77.95 (cloth)
Author Tawat, Mahama
Date 2016
English abstract
Never since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States have the issues of migration, securitization, and state capacity come to bear in such a dramatic fashion as today. The surge of more than 1 million refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Eritrea, and beyond in the space of a few months has triggered events whose historical parallel can only be found in the early hours of World War II. In a matter of months, the Dublin Convention, the EU signature legislation on asylum seeking and the freedom of movement, one of its prize achievements has been hollowed out. Europeans have raised up fences against each other and Americans against Europeans for the foreseeable future. Masquerading as refugees or otherwise, assailants with an immigrant background acting on behalf of the Islamist State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a terrorist organization, struck France twice at its heart, Paris. On January 7, 2015, when 12 people (most of them journalists) of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo were massacred, and again on November 13 when 130 people were maimed at different locations. In the aftermath, fear has stalked the Continent and daily life has been disrupted on a scale hardly seen before as governments issued vast security arrangements to preempt new attacks. The “wilkommenspolitik” that saw many Germans line up at Munich railway stations to welcome refugees has worn thin following allegations of mass sexual assaults carried out by migrants against local women in Cologne on New Year's Eve and mounting difficulties with the absorption of refugees. Attacks have multiplied against asylum seekers’ homes and far‐right organizations such as the French National Front, Alternative for Germany (AfD), PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the Occident) and the Swedish Democrats are having a field day.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/gove.12215 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Wiley
Host/Issue Governance;3
Volume 29
ISSN 0952-1895
Pages 14
Page 433-446
Language eng (iso)
Subject Political Science
Public Administration
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
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