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Book review: The death of asylum: hidden geographies of the enforcement archipelago by Alison Mountz

Twahirwa, Rémy-Paulin (2021) Book review: The death of asylum: hidden geographies of the enforcement archipelago by Alison Mountz. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (14 Feb 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In The Death of Asylum: Hidden Geographies of the Enforcement Archipelago, Alison Mountz explores how the proliferation and normalisation of the island as a site of enforcement and detention is threatening the right to asylum. Drawing on field trips to Italy’s Lampedusa Island, Australia’s Christmas Island and the US territories of Guam and Saipan to show how the enforcement archipelago is resulting in ‘the slow death of asylum’, this book is a critical contribution to current debates on how geography is used by state actors to protect their interests, writes Rémy-Paulin Twahirwa. The Death of Asylum: Hidden Geographies of the Enforcement Archipelago. Alison Mountz. University of Minnesota Press. 2020.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2021 08:27
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2021 23:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109191

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