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Transnational Crime, Crime Control and Security

Transnational Crime, Crime Control and Security
4 Jahrgänge | 2013 - 2017


Transnational crime and security are key modalities of governance in a globalizing world. World-wide, there is a tendency to treat every imaginable source of harm as a potential source of insecurity, and therefore as a crime. The catastrophic imagination is fueled by the precautionary logics of a world system troubled by systemic risk. As these logics become pervasive, security measures are invoked in an effort to control the imagined sources of harm, and the consequences are not always clear-cut. Further, the terminology of transnational crime, threat, risk and (in)security (and the phenomena to which they refer) is substantively deterritorialized, raising further theoretical and practical difficulties. Research and scholarship concerning these issues touches upon crucial features of the world system. This series offers wide inter-disciplinary scope for scholarship exploring these central aspects of global governance and governance globally.

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2017 | Buch

Entrapping Asylum Seekers

Social, Legal and Economic Precariousness

This book is an interdisciplinary attempt to understand the contemporaneous human condition of asylum seekers through analysis of their entrapment and the resultant new forms of resistance that have emerged to combat it. Based on qualitative …

2016 | Buch

Fluid Security in the Asia Pacific

Transnational Lives, Human Rights and State Control

This book explores the experiences of temporary migrants in the Asia-Pacific region. It develops the original concept of ‘fluid security’ to analyse the way in which persons carry a set of tools, strategies and attitudes across spatial, temporal …

2016 | Buch

Surveilling and Securing the Olympics

From Tokyo 1964 to London 2012 and Beyond

This book analyses the relationship between the Olympic Games, with its ethos of openness and collectivism, and the security concerns and surveillance technologies that are becoming increasingly prevalent in the organisation of public events.

2013 | Buch

Financing Illegal Migration

Chinese Underground Banks and Human Smuggling in New York City

This unique study explores the relationship between informal financial systems, illegal migration and human smuggling. Focusing on Chinese illegal immigrants working in the US, it examines the motivation and patterns of the use of illegal fund …