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  1. Beyond the brexit debate
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Whatever the result of the Brexit referendum, of one thing we can be sure: Britain will neither be invaded by marauding Turks, as anti-EU campaigners suggest might happen if the country votes 'Yes', nor will Western civilization collapse, as EU president Donald Tusk fears after a 'No' vote. There will undoubtedly be economic and political turbulence, but Britain will not be staring into the abyss, however it votes.
  2. Bringing the Battlefield to the Border
    The Wild World of Border Security and Boundary Building in Arizona

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The U.S.-Mexican border has not only become Ground Zero for every experiment in immigration enforcement and drug interdiction, but also the incubator, testing site, showcase, and staging ground for ever newer versions of border-enforcement technology that, sooner or later, are sure to be applied globally.
  3. Defending Privacy at the U.S. Border: A Guide for Travelers Carrying Digital Devices
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Our lives are on our laptops – family photos, medical documents, banking information, details about what websites we visit, and so much more. Thanks to protections enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, the government generally can’t snoop through your laptop for no reason. But those privacy protections don’t safeguard travelers at the U.S. border, where the U.S. government can take an electronic device, search through all the files, and keep it for a while for further scrutiny – without any suspicion of wrongdoing whatsoever.
  4. Open Borders and the Tragedy of Open Access Commons
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    “Open borders” refers to a policy of unlimited or free immigration. I argue here that it is a bad policy. If you are poor and your country provides no social safety net, you move to one that does. If you are rich and your country makes you pay your taxes, you move (or at least move your money) to one that doesn’t. Thus safety nets, and public goods in general, disappear as they become both overloaded and underfunded. That is the “world without borders,” and without community. That is the tragedy of open access commons.
  5. Shocked by Donald Trump's 'travel ban'? Israel has had a similar policy for decades
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Describing how President Trump's stances and policies on immigration, borders and torture draws heavily from existing policies and tactics of the Israeli state.
  6. Socialist Register 1993
    Volume 29: Real Problems False Solutions

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1993
  7. Time to Unfence our view of Migration
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Instead of pretending that fence-building will solve anything, it is high time that we 'unfence' our views of migration. On the one hand, this means seeking other, more humane responses to human movement, including orderly refugee resettlement. On the other, it means not seeing migration as a self-contained 'problem' in need of a security response - but rather as an intrinsic part of a world inexorably on the move.
  8. Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered
    New Perspectives on Migration, Sex Work, and Human Rights

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    This collection of essays underscores the interlocking relationship between prostitution, migration and trafficking. They reveal a deep seated anxiety about borders, economic resources and the fragility of the nation-state. Far from from helping women and children become free from explotaiton, the obession with women sex workers has led to the detriment of all by excluding the questions of human rights, freedon of movement, basics such as food and shelter and a living wage. The book is a call for all those involved -- governments, aid workers and trafickees -- to go beyond a paternalistic and colonial view of these issues and deal with them in a spirit of cooperation.

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