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date: 18 February 2020

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Migration as a potential security concern should be analyzed through the politics of threat construction. This chapter delineates the salience of migration along three dimensions of security: interstate, societal, and human. For each dimension, it draws upon iconic contributions to the literature and recent scholarly interventions. Along the way, the chapter weaves examples from around the world to underscore that, at a time when the security implications of migration are grabbing headlines around the world, the inclusion of migration within security studies also requires a reassessment of the field’s Eurocentric roots. In particular, the chapter pushes for rethinking the nation state as a building block of our theories.

Keywords: migration, migrants, refugees, migration/migrants/refugees and international security, migration policy and security studies

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