© 2020

Migration, Borders and Citizenship

Between Policy and Public Spheres

  • Maurizio Ambrosini
  • Manlio Cinalli
  • David Jacobson

Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Maurizio Ambrosini, Manlio Cinalli, David Jacobson
    Pages 1-26
  3. Manlio Cinalli, David Jacobson
    Pages 27-45
  4. Catherine Wihtol de Wenden
    Pages 47-60
  5. Maurizio Ambrosini, Manlio Cinalli, David Jacobson
    Pages 295-305
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 307-309

About this book


This edited collection goes beyond the limited definition of borders as simply dividing lines across states, to uncover another, yet related, type of division, that separates policies and institutions from public debate and contestation. 

Bringing together expertise from established and emerging academics, it examines the fluid and varied borderscape across policy and the public domains. The chapters encompass a wide range of analyses that covers local, national and transnational frameworks, policies and private actors. In doing so, Migration, Borders and Citizenship reveals the tensions between border control and state economic interests; legal frameworks designed to contain criminality and solidarity movements; international conventions, national constitutions and local migration governance; and democratic and exclusive constructions of citizenship. 

This novel approach to the politics of borders will appeal to sociologists, political scientists and geographers working in the fields of migration, citizenship, urban geography and human rights; in addition to students and scholars of security studies and international relations.


Ethnography Asylum Refugee Denizenship NGOs Human trafficking solidarity crime migration governance immigration DREAM act statelessness

Editors and affiliations

  • Maurizio Ambrosini
    • 1
  • Manlio Cinalli
    • 2
  • David Jacobson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Social and Political SciencesUniversity of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.CEVIPOFSciences PoParisFrance
  3. 3.Department of SociologyUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

About the editors

Maurizio Ambrosini is Professor of Sociology of Migration at the University of Milan, Italy, and Chargé d’enseignement at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France.

Manlio Cinalli is Professor of Sociology at the University of Milan, Italy and Associate Research Director at CEVIPOF, Sciences Po Paris, France.

David Jacobson is Professor of Sociology at the University of South Florida, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Migration, Borders and Citizenship
  • Book Subtitle Between Policy and Public Spheres
  • Editors Maurizio Ambrosini
    Manlio Cinalli
    David Jacobson
  • Series Title Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship
  • Series Abbreviated Title Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-22156-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-22159-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-22157-7
  • Series ISSN 2662-2602
  • Series E-ISSN 2662-2610
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 309
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Migration
    Sociology of Citizenship
    Public Policy
    International Security Studies
    Transnational Crime
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