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This e-book offers a severe account of the concept that of foreign safeguard. the writer questions the bounds among safety and counsel, and demanding situations the dominant concentrate on kingdom sovereignty. Drawing upon a extensive variety of resources, she scrutinises the relevant position performed by way of the kingdom in delivering criminal, social and financial safeguard, which involves optimistic tasks upon the kingdom. security, during this context, doesn't easily suggest defense from persecution, threats, and sustained violence, yet emancipation. by means of targeting the neighborhood and nationwide contexts in which defense is enacted, created and in addition contested, she combines the politics of security with the practices of safeguard, with a distinct concentrate on Italy. The ensuing arguments make clear the adaptation among the general public accountability to guard and the personal wish to support, among treating refugees as bearers of rights and contemplating them as gadgets of counsel. the writer argues that the absence of safeguard in Italy has inspired many to depart and locate security in different ecu international locations. This well timed paintings is vital analyzing for college students and students of migration, diplomacy and asylum politics in addition to policy-makers.

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Bigo, D. (2006). Protection: Security, territory and population. ), The politics of protection. Sites of insecurity and political agency. London: Routledge. , & Guild, E. ) (2005). Controlling frontiers. Free movement into and within Europe. Aldershot: Ashgate. Boutros-Ghali, B. (1992). An agenda for peace: Preventive diplomacy, peacemaking and peace-keeping. New York: United Nations. Campbell, D. (1996). Political prosaics, transversal politics, and the anarchical world. In M. J. Shapiro & H. R.

And this state that protects needs to be found beyond the state of nationality. In other words, what complicates refugee protection is the fact that national states are tasked with the role of protecting their own citizens. But once states fail to undertake their duty—transforming a (presumably) domestic issue into an international issue—refugees find themselves ‘between sovereigns’ (Haddad 2008), between states’ borders, between a condition 2 The Sovereign of (Non)protection 41 of exit but not yet in a condition of entry.

4). The recognition that thousands of refugee figures exist and that the contingencies of displacement are negotiated in time and place makes any generalisation on the figure of the refugee simply arbitrary. One important lesson from Italian reception policies is precisely the need to move away from pre-established images and identities and to embrace a critical reading of the prevailing essentialist understanding of identity (see Isin and Wood 1999). The encounter between the self and the other is much 24 Rethinking International Protection more complex than is generally assumed in IR literature and this book aims precisely to offer an alternative perspective from which to rethink international protection and the subjects involved in the process.

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