Asylum seeking and the global city

"The global city and asylum seeking are two major contemporary subjects of analysis to emerge both in the literature and public and official discourses on urban socioeconomic change, human rights and national security. Based on extensive original ethnographical research, this book looks at the...

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Main Author: Vecchio, Francesco
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: London [u.a.] Routledge 2015
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Summary:"The global city and asylum seeking are two major contemporary subjects of analysis to emerge both in the literature and public and official discourses on urban socioeconomic change, human rights and national security. Based on extensive original ethnographical research, this book looks at the situation of asylum seekers in Hong Kong and offers a narrative of experiences related to the rise of global cities; internal and external borders; and the performance of border-crossing and asylum politics.Hong Kong remains a city with no comprehensive legislation for refugee claims and maintains that the city would be flooded with abusive claims if changes were implemented. This book considers why Hong Kong has become a destination for asylum seekers, how asylum seekers integrate in local and global economic markets and how the illegalization of asylum seekers plays a significant role in the processes of global city formation"--
"Asylum seeking and the global city are two major contemporary subjects of analysis to emerge both in the literature and in public and official discourses on human rights, urban socioeconomic change and national security. Based on extensive, original ethnographic research, this book examines the situation of asylum seekers in Hong Kong and offers a narrative of their experiences related to internal and external borders, the performance of border crossing and asylum politics in the context of the global city. Hong Kong is a city with no comprehensive legislation covering refugee claims and official and public opinion is dominated by the view that the city would be flooded with illegal economic migrants were policy changes to be implemented. This book considers why Hong Kong has become a destination for asylum seekers, how asylum seekers integrate into local and global economic markets and why the illegalization of asylum seekers plays a significant role in the processes of global city formation. This book will be essential reading for academics and students involved in the study of migration; globalization and borders; research methods in criminology; social problems and urban sociology"--
"The global city and asylum seeking are two major contemporary subjects of analysis to emerge both in the literature and public and official discourses on urban socioeconomic change, human rights and national security. Based on extensive original ethnographical research, this book looks at the situation of asylum seekers in Hong Kong and offers a narrative of experiences related to the rise of global cities; internal and external borders; and the performance of border-crossing and asylum politics.Hong Kong remains a city with no comprehensive legislation for refugee claims and maintains that the city would be flooded with abusive claims if changes were implemented. This book considers why Hong Kong has become a destination for asylum seekers, how asylum seekers integrate in local and global economic markets and how the illegalization of asylum seekers plays a significant role in the processes of global city formation"--
"Asylum seeking and the global city are two major contemporary subjects of analysis to emerge both in the literature and in public and official discourses on human rights, urban socioeconomic change and national security. Based on extensive, original ethnographic research, this book examines the situation of asylum seekers in Hong Kong and offers a narrative of their experiences related to internal and external borders, the performance of border crossing and asylum politics in the context of the global city. Hong Kong is a city with no comprehensive legislation covering refugee claims and official and public opinion is dominated by the view that the city would be flooded with illegal economic migrants were policy changes to be implemented. This book considers why Hong Kong has become a destination for asylum seekers, how asylum seekers integrate into local and global economic markets and why the illegalization of asylum seekers plays a significant role in the processes of global city formation. This book will be essential reading for academics and students involved in the study of migration; globalization and borders; research methods in criminology; social problems and urban sociology"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:X, 230 S. Kt
ISBN:9780415858755