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Migrant smuggling and everyday life in the Maghreb

Line Richter

Migrant smuggling is a highly profitable business in which criminals enjoy a low risk of detection and punishment. As a result, the crime is becoming increasingly attractive to criminals. Migrant smugglers are becoming more and more organized

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Transit Migration in Niger

Stemming the Flows of Migrants, but at What Cost?

Sébastien Moretti

movements remained within the ECOWAS space. 2 Based on the new law, however, tougher measures have been taken in Agadez to counter migrant smugglers’ networks, leading to an increase in the number of arrests, convictions, and confiscations of vehicles used

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Managing a Multiplicity of Interests

The Case of Irregular Migration from Libya

Melissa Phillips

Irregular Migration Facilitation,” University of Texas at El Paso , 6–8 April . Sanchez , Gabriella. 2017 . “ Critical Perspectives on Clandestine Migration Facilitation: An Overview of Migrant Smuggling Research .” Journal on Migration and Human

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From Ecuador to Elsewhere

The (Re)Configuration of a Transit Country

Soledad Álvarez Velasco

the selective control of mobility and in combating migrant smuggling. In response, the Ecuadorean government has adopted measures for strengthening national sovereignty, including: in 2009, the cessation of the 2007 agreement allowing a US military

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Transnational Street Business: Migrants in the Informal Urban Economy

Camilla Ida Ravnbøl, Trine Mygind Korsby, and Anja Simonsen

-paid jobs, in informal sectors and in various forms of street business. Images of street vendors of counterfeit goods, sex workers and pimps, migrant smugglers on maritime borders, beggars on street corners, and scrap collectors are examples of images of

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Extraterritorial migration control in Malaysia

Militarized, externalized, and regionalized

Choo Chin Low

employment. Migration has become a commercialized industry, leading to the false document industry, widespread corruption, the lucrative migrant-smuggling industry, human trafficking, transnational crime, the thriving underground labor market, and illegal

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Anthropological criminology 2.0

David Sausdal and Henrik Vigh

Paris and beyond. Richter has done much the same, following Malian migrant smugglers all the way from Mali through the Maghreb up into Europe. In their ethnography of the trial against Chevron, Ofrias and Roecker move from research conducted among local

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Dirty Work, Dangerous Others

The Politics of Outsourced Immigration Enforcement in Mexico

Wendy Vogt

, and Luigi Achilli . 2018 . “ Crimes of Solidarity in Mobility: Alternative Views on Migrant Smuggling .” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 676 ( 1 ): 6 – 15 . Zilberg , Elana . 2011 . Spaces of Detention: The

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When Transit States Pursue Their Own Agenda

Malaysian and Indonesian Responses to Australia's Migration and Border Policies

Antje Missbach and Gerhard Hoffstaedter

. Barton : Australian Strategic Policy Institute . Curley , Melissa , and Kahlia Vandyk . 2017 . “ The Securitisation of Migrant Smuggling in Australia and Its Consequences for the Bali Process .” Australian Journal of International Affairs 71

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Deprivation of citizenship, undocumented labor and human trafficking

Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand

Steve Kwok-Leung Chan

-indonesia/convention_smug_eng.pdf . United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime . (n.d.a.) Human trafficking . Retrieved from . United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime . (n.d.b.) Migrant smuggling . Retrieved