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Author Estévez, Ariadna.

Title Human rights, migration and social conflict : towards a decolonized global justice / Ariadna Estévez Lopez
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (226 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Human rights and conflict in modern migration -- Human rights in the securitization of cooperation for development and of borders, and the toughening of asylum policy -- Human rights in the criminalization of migration and the marginalization resulting from social discrimination -- Conflict and human rights: the consequences of denying human rights -- Against citizenship: intertextuality and the human rights to mobility -- Decolonized global justice and the rights to mobility: taking the human rights of migrants seriously -- Conclusion: is decolonized global justice viable for preventing conflicts related to the denial of human rights to immigrants?
Migration, Human Rights and Conflict in North America and Europe: a Structural Relationship * The Securitization of Development Aid and Border Controls, and Tougher Asylum Policies * The Criminalization of Migration and Exclusion Resulting from Discrimination * Conflict and Human Rights: The Consequences of Illegality * Human Rights vs. Universal Citizenship * Towards a Decolonized Global Justice that Takes the Human Rights of Migrants Seriously
Summary Current social and political conflicts involving migrants (riots in detention centers, violent protests, support for extremist ideologies, and racially-motivated clashes, for example) are the direct result of the systematic refusal of receiving countries to recognize that migrants have universal human rights. This book uses human rights as part of a constructivist methodology designed to establish a causal relationship between human rights violations and different types of social and political conflict in Europe and North America. Using both theoretical and empirical analysis, the book seeks to establish that if receiving countries were to recognize the fact that migrants have human rights and subsequently abandoned repressive policies, violent conflicts with potentially global impact would not necessarily occur. This analysis serves as the basis for the normative proposal of the book, that of decolonized global justice advancing the human rights of migrants to mobility
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Human rights.
Immigrants -- Civil rights.
Immigrants -- Government policy.
Immigrants -- Social conditions.
Social conflict -- Political aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1137097558 (electronic bk.)
1283532182 (MyiLibrary)
9781137097552 (electronic bk.)
9781283532181 (MyiLibrary)