The contours of Canadian refugee policies have in recent years fluctuated from a narrative of 'bogus' refugees requiring a tough approach of interdiction to one of urgent humanitarian assistance. These rapid discursive shifts highlight the fragility of how Canada's humanitarian responses, and its place in the world, are conceptualized. Using the case study of Canada's responses to the Syrian conflict, this short paper argues that state responses must be critically interrogated in order to move away from homogenizing narratives grounded in tropes such as ‘fear’, ‘floods’ and ‘crisis’, which continue to impact how state, media, and public discourse handle the influx of refugees. Examining how the Canadian state performs its sovereignty in response to the Syrian conflict is instructive to reveal its broader nation-building projects, ones which utilize particular tropes of fear to justify suspicion and exclusion of bodies that have been cast as dangerous and uncontrollable. While Canada is once again presenting itself as a global leader in refugee and human rights issues, it remains to be seen whether these more humane policies can withstand the continuing millennial border anxieties of the West when facing the prospect of resettling increasingly large numbers of refugees.
The Fragility of Canada's Discourses on the Syrian Refugee "Crisis
Managing Belonging, Bodies, and Mobility in (Post)Colonial Kenya and Tanzania
Hanno Brankamp and Patricia Daley
This article examines the ways in which both colonial and postcolonial migration regimes in Kenya and Tanzania have reproduced forms of differential governance toward the mobilities of particular African bodies. While there has been a growing interest in the institutional discrimination and “othering” of migrants in or in transit to Europe, comparable dynamics in the global South have received less scholarly attention. The article traces the enduring governmental differentiation, racialization, and management of labor migrants and refugees in Kenya and Tanzania. It argues that analyses of contemporary policies of migration management are incomplete without a structured appreciation of the historical trajectories of migration control, which are inseparably linked to notions of coloniality and related constructions of (un)profitable African bodies. It concludes by recognizing the limits of controlling Africans on the move and points toward the inevitable emergence of social conditions in which conviviality and potentiality prevail.
Rhetoric and reality within the framework of development
circumstances—enables capitalization on human and financial resources and thus has a positive impact on the development of countries of origin has been part of the migration management paradigm ever since its conception. 10 Since 2006, however, the
Analyzing US and EU policies through the lens of normative transformation
inclusion of migration management in EU Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) with African sub-regions and countries. Nyberg-Sorensen has correctly taken a more systemic view of PCD and migration. Nyberg-Sorensen et al. studied the coherence between “relief
Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand
Steve Kwok-Leung Chan
University Press . Kavakli , N. B. , Demirci-Yılmaz , T. , & Oflazoğlu , V. P. ( 2016 ). Human trafficking and migration management in the Global South . International Journal of Sociology , 46 , 189 – 204 . Lippert , O. , & Walker , M. (Eds