Human smuggling across national borders has grown from a low-level border crossing activity in a handful of countries to a diverse multibillion-dollar business spanning the entire globe. New laws in several states, the creation and expansion of new enforcement and management agencies with enormous budgets, and multilateral programmes around the world are currently being developed to combat human smuggling. But how well do we understand it? This volume explores the global dimensions of human smuggling in several forms and regions, examining its deep social, economic and cultural roots and its broad political consequences. Part I discusses the sociohistorical context and contemporary diversity of human smuggling of migrants, asylum-seekers, and those who are tricked into slavery, including the conflicting role of states and corrupt state officials as contributing to the problem. In Part II, the authors present high profile case studies that include US-Mexican border smuggling, the international business of trafficking women from the former Soviet Union, and the origins and social organization of human smuggling as a global business from China and Southeast Asia. In Part III, contributors examine the politics of human smuggling, looking more closely at the legal construction of victimized women trafficked into slavery, the social construction of smuggled immigrants as threats to the social order, and the sanctioning of unauthorized employment of illegal immigrants. The contributors include Peter Andreas, Ko-Lin Chin, John Dale, Nora Demleitner, James O. Finckenauer, H. Richard Friman, Khalid Koser and others.
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"The book's wide comparative breadth, the authors' theoretical sophistication, the up-to-date references and especially the contemporary and intensifying topic of the worldwide political struggle about migration (both legal and illegal), make this book a notable accomplishment... a must-read for all civic-minded citizens, interested scholars and, especially, required reading for politicians." -- Katalin Fabian, International Migration Review
"The book is significant because it challenges and reassesses many widely held views on controversial issues and it should change current thinking on the topic... Stimulating, informative and informed." -- Ronald Skeldon, Journal of Ethnic and Migration StudiesBook Description:
"Illegal immigration and those who profit from it are topics of great interest to the general public and scholars alike. In this careful scholarly examination of the subject, the authors place the issues in historical and comparative context, examining the emergence of international law and a global moral order of human rights while also exploring the political and economic aspects of the illicit traffic in people. Although the literature on migration is huge, this is the only scholarly book that comprehensively focuses on the topic of human smuggling." -- Chris Chase-Dunn, University of California, Riverside
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Descrizione libro The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0801865891
Descrizione libro The Johns Hopkins University P, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110801865891
Descrizione libro The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0801865891