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Australia and People Seeking Asylum who arrive by Boat  

Caroline Fleay

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Sep 2018
Throughout the past forty years various leaders from both major political parties in Australia have categorized the arrival by boat of people seeking asylum as a “crisis” and the people ... More

Central American Refugees Reveal the Crisis of the State  

Leisy J. Abrego

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Sep 2018
This chapter analyzes President Obama and his Administration’s construction of Central American migrants as a crisis. Based on a close reading of letters to Congress, governmental Fact ... More

Charisma and the Radical Right  

Roger Eatwell

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Apr 2018
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Feb 2018
Although the concept of “charismatic” leaders is commonplace in political discourse, many academics hold that the notion is vague and these leaders’ alleged appeal to voters untestable. ... More

Climate-Migration Responses in the Pacific Region  

Celia McMichael, Carol Farbotko, and Karen E. McNamara

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Sep 2018
There is widespread understanding that migration can represent an adaptive response to emerging and realized climate threats. However, the concept of “migration as adaptation” positions ... More

Conflicting Perspectives on the “Migrant Crisis” in the Horn of Africa  

John R. Campbell

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Sep 2018
In sharp contrast to the sense of a “migrant crisis” which prevails in Europe, nation states in the Horn of Africa understand migration, including state-induced population displacement, as ... More

The Criminalization of Migration in Canada and its Unintended Policy Consequences  

Idil Atak

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Sep 2018
This chapter examines the criminalization of asylum seekers arriving irregularly into Canada and the human rights implications of this process, in particular the Designated Foreign ... More

Decolonization, Nation Building, and Migration Crises in Southeast Asia  

Ulbe Bosma

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Sep 2018
This chapter explores the mechanisms and underlying socioeconomic causes of the forced migrations that attended the decolonization of Southeast Asia. It is argued that these migrations ... More

Effects of Climate Change on Migration Crises in Oceania  

Christiane Fröhlich and Silja Klepp

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Sep 2018
So-called “climate migration” has been presented as a phenomenon causing a multitude of crises on different levels, in the worst case leading to political instability and violence. Oceania ... More

Ethics and Migration Crises  

Alex Sager

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Sep 2018
The topic of ethics and migration crises has two dimensions. First, there are questions in the ethics of representation. Media, pundits, and researchers frequently describe large-scale ... More

Explaining Electoral Support for the Radical Right  

Kai Arzheimer

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Apr 2018
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Feb 2018
The literature on the radical right’s electorate offers a plethora of potential explanations as to why people vote for the radical right. This chapter organizes the presumptive causes of ... More

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