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Disciplining the Transnational Mobility of People

  • Martin Geiger
  • Antoine Pécoud

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Antoine Pécoud
    Pages 1-14
  3. Martin Geiger
    Pages 15-40
  4. Stefan Rother
    Pages 41-62
  5. Bas Schotel
    Pages 63-82
  6. Harrison Smith
    Pages 83-102
  7. Anne-Marie D’Aoust
    Pages 103-125
  8. Bethany Hastie
    Pages 126-144
  9. Maybritt Jill Alpes
    Pages 145-161
  10. Tanya Basok, Nicola Piper, Victoria Simmons
    Pages 162-184
  11. Madeleine Eriksson, Aina Tollefsen
    Pages 185-206
  12. Stephan Dünnwald
    Pages 228-249
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 251-259

About this book


This volume scrutinizes new developments in contemporary mobility and migration politics and shows that they are based on a mix of traditional coercive interventions and less repressive and indirect practices.


Asylum development Europe European Union (EU) Governance government human rights intervention mediation migration mobility politics transformation work

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Geiger
    • 1
  • Antoine Pécoud
    • 2
  1. 1.Carleton UniversityCanada
  2. 2.University of Paris 13France

About the editors

Maybritt Jill Alpes, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Anne-Marie D'Aoust, Université du Québec, Canada Tanya Basok, University of Windsor, Canada Giada de Coulon, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland Stephan Dünnwald, University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal Madeleine Eriksson, Umeå University, Sweden Martin Geiger, Carleton University, Canada Bethany Hastie, McGill University, Canada Antoine Pécoud, University of Paris 13, France Nicola Piper, University of Sydney, Australia Stefan Rother, University of Freiburg, Germany Bas Schotel, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Victoria Simmons, Carleton University, Canada Harrison Smith, University of Toronto, Canada Aina Tollefsen, Umeå University, Sweden

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'Disciplining the Transnational Mobility of People offers a very important opening onto the world of differentially managed mobilities, in contrast to the more conventional understanding of mobility governance as a strategy of enforced immobilization. This is a significant contribution to debates on states' attempts to govern mobility and immobility today.' - Mat Coleman, The Ohio State University, USA

'As the title suggests this book is not just another survey of migration control policies. The authors break new ground as they deconstruct policies designed to discipline the movement of individuals across borders. The book is an innovative and critical treatment of the politics of migration and I highly recommend it.' - James F. Hollifield, Southern Methodist University, USA

'This book offers an exciting and thought-provoking treatise on the disciplinary impulses informing contemporary migration enforcement. This is an innovative must-read for anyone seeking meaning in the chaotic yet ordered world of human mobility.' - Alison Mountz, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

'One of the most comprehensive analysis of a world of migration and mobility, from different regions, angles and disciplines. This book investigates new migration trends and explores how policies aim at disciplining transnational mobility.' - Catherine de Wenden, Sciences-Po, France

'The volume counterbalances research into the politics of migration which takes policy categories for granted, and thereby broadens our understanding of the dynamic and power structure underlying contemporary migration governance.' - Journal of Refugee Studies

"The editors have masterly assembled a remarkable list of contributions by scholars from a wide range of disciplines ... and covering a wide range of topics. The result is outstanding. Every reader will undoubtedly be challenged by the chapters in this new book, and benefit from the continuous fruitful, collaborative efforts of these two editors." - Migration Letters