Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Tel: +49 (0)203 379-5248
Fax: +49 (0)203 379-5276
Workshops und Konferenzen
“Outsourcing the state: security studies and the migration industry in the US and Malaysia” Global Labor Migration Network Conference, Amsterdam, Niederlande (zugelassen)
“Governing Migration Through the Market: Mexican Authorities and the Quest for Control” International Studies Association, Toronto, Kanada. (zugelassen)
“The migration industry in state-sponsored migration programs” Nordic Latin America Conference, University of Gothenburg.
“Borders beyond borders: Guestworkers and the migration industry in Monterrey, Mexico” European Workshops in International Studies, Cardiff, UK
“Subnational Units, Non-state Actors, and Processes of Migration Governance” International Studies Association Baltimore, USA
“Borders As Business: Low-Skill Workers, The H-2 Visa, And The Migration Industry In The United States And Mexico” International Studies Association, New Orleans, USA
Theorizing the Entanglements of Public and Private Authority within Migration
This project examines the roles played by private actors within migration schemes around the globe. As migration and migration services are increasingly provided through non-state entities it considers the implications of this ‘commodification’ of migration. As analytical tools, it draws upon both the ideas of the migration industry, as well as drawing from critical security studies—a field which has long considered the ramifications of shifting core state functions to private actors. Thus, using critical security studies as an inspiration, this project examines the kinds of migration services being bought and sold and what these signal about the relationships between private actors and the state. In doing so, it seeks to explore more deeply issues of how migration functions both as a ‘public good’ and as a commodity and the implications of states increasing reliance on governing migration through the market.