Two important themes highlighted by Regions & Cohesion have been migration and governance. The first of these themes remains timely in 2019. Human flows are a constant in the globalized world. According to Article 13 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, “everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each State.” Moreover, “everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.” However, migration policies today seem to follow a diff erent path from the human rights perspective. The political discourse of leaders of various developed states mostly advocate nationalist claims against free immigration based on economic, cultural, or security logics that favor protectionism.
Harlan Koff and Carmen Maganda
The (Re)Configuration of a Transit Country
Soledad Álvarez Velasco
Unlike other transit countries, Ecuador's position as a transit country has just begun to be publicly addressed, having been more of a strategic public secret than a topic of public interest. Based on 12 months of ethnographic fieldwork conducted between 2015 and 2016, this article discusses the dynamics of the (re)configuration of Ecuador as a transit country used by both immigrants and Ecuadorean deportees mainly from the United States to reach other destinations. It argues that this process should be interpreted in light of a series of historical and political elements in tension. The article suggests that the subtle presence of the United States’ externalized border, together with national political inconsistencies, have a repressive as well as a productive effect, which has functioned to produce a systemic form of selective control of transit mobility.
Sound, Citizenship, and Disruptive Representations of Migration
—role in debates about Europeanness and freedom of movement. Sound offers ways of democratizing theories and representations of displacement. This article puts sound at the center of migration, hearing how political subjectivities are made through sonic
Bob Deacon, Lorenzo Fioramonti, and Sonja Nita
In many respects, Europe and Africa (particularly Southern Africa) represent two opposing examples in the study of intra-regional migration and social cohesion. The European Union (EU) has been a global pioneer in allowing freedom of movement and portability of social rights across member states. A centerpiece of the EU integration process has been the progressive establishment of a common market, in which goods, services, capital, and people can move freely. With regard to the latter, the concept of free movement originally only targeted the economically active population (in other words, the free movement of workers) but was gradually extended by Treaty amendments to all citizens of the EU. This extension was further strengthened by the Treaty of Maastricht in 1992, which introduced the concept of citizenship in the European Union thereby establishing the fundamental and personal right to move and reside freely within the EU.
Alexandra Délano Alonso, Abou Farman, Anne McNevin, and Miriam Ticktin
of resistance Open borders The commons Revolutionary commitment Uniting struggles Radical education Abolition as praxis Holding difference Defying norms Working outside the state The practice of community Liberation Freedom of
The Politics of “Intolerability” in the Danish Migration and Integration Regimes
Julia Suárez-Krabbe and Annika Lindberg
, which are located in a military facility and a former open prison, respectively, the severely circumscribed freedom of movement for residents, and the obscure so-called house rules all serve the purpose of making life “intolerable” for residents, in the
The Art and Child Artists of the Carrolup Native School and Settlement, Western Australia
Ellen Percy Kraly and Ezzard Flowers
. Images of earlier eras of Noongar tradition—corroborees, the hunt for seemingly abundant game, and freedom of movement through the bush—are also depicted in the drawings. Recurring roads and fences stretching Figure 2 Anonymous, The Fenced Road
The Black Lives Matter Movement in the National Museum of African American History and Culture
authorities. 7 Though many may not link the two, the BLM movement is linked to the Constitution, for both have at their core the idea “to form a more perfect union.” This ideal, encompassing issues of life, liberty, and freedom of movement, is as radical and
EU Civil Servants and the Transcendence of Distance and Difference
not out of a sense of humanitarian duty, then out of an obligation to preserve freedom of movement across Europe. During the campaigns for the 2016 EU membership referendum in the United Kingdom, those in favour of Brexit vowed to ‘take back control of
apparatus of governance is, in principle, compatible with such a world. A human right to freedom of movement is not an unconditional right and it is easy enough to see how data-driven biometric profiles of those seeking to move could become a central part of