Irregular Migration and Human Security in East Asia by Jiyoung Song (ed.), Alistair D. B. Cook (ed.)

By Jiyoung Song (ed.), Alistair D. B. Cook (ed.)

Across East Asia, intra-regional migration is extra regularly occurring than inter-regional activities, and the region’s assorted histories, geopolitics, fiscal improvement, ethnic groups, and typical environments make it a great case learn for analyzing the connection among abnormal migration and human safety. abnormal migration could be widely outlined as people’s mobility that's unauthorised or pressured, and this e-book expands at the latest migration-security nexus by way of relocating clear of the normal nation safety lens, and in its place, moving the point of interest to human security.

With in-depth empirical kingdom case reports from the sector, together with China, Japan, North Korea, the Philippines, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and Singapore, the participants to this booklet increase a human safety method of the learn of abnormal migration. In situations of abnormal migration, akin to undocumented labour migrants, asylum seekers, internally displaced humans, trafficked people, and smuggled humans, human safety is the reason and/or impact of migration in either sending and receiving international locations. by means of adopting a human safety lens, the chapters offer impressive insights into the motivations, vulnerabilities and insecurities of migrants; the dangers, risks and illegality they're uncovered to in the course of their trips; in addition to the capability or imagined threats they pose to the hot host international locations.

This multidisciplinary ebook is predicated on broad fieldwork and interviews with migrants, relief staff, NGO activists and immigration officials. As such, it's going to entice scholars and students of Asian politics and protection, in addition to people with pursuits in diplomacy, social coverage, legislation, geography and migration.

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Such a situation demonstrates that irregular migrants were recognised as supplementing the population that governmentality addresses, while sovereignty was exercised over them. , 2007; Yamanaka, 2008). Higuchi et al. (2007) note that many migrant returnees in Bangladesh and Iran retain memories of being treated well by their bosses and the local residents while they were living and working in Japan in the late 1980s and the mid-1990s as irregular migrants. That is, they were regarded not as ‘illegal migrants’, but as ‘local residents’ or ‘workers’, and they had concrete relationships with Japanese people.

3 Amartya Sen is the co-chair of the UN Commission on Human Security with Sadako Ogata as of August 2012. 4 Message from the Secretary-General of ASEAN, H. E. org/resources/2012-02-10-08-47-56/ speeches-statements-of-the-former-secretaries-general-of-asean/item/messagefrom-the-secretary-general-of-asean-he-dr-surin-pitsuwan-for-the-realizing-humansecurity-in-asia-symposium-at-the-university-of-tokyo (accessed 9 September 2013). Introduction 19 5 According to the Singaporean Ministry of Defence, ‘Total Defence involves every Singaporean playing a part, individually and collectively, to build a strong, secure and cohesive nation that is prepared and able to deal with any crisis.

In order to protect nations from terrorism, and from threats in general, states and international organisations have also actively introduced international norms and have worked together. One of these international norms relates to human trafficking. The 2000 UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children was attached to the UN Convention on Transnational Organized Crime. Contemporary human trafficking was ‘subsumed under the heading of international crime activity’ (Kempadoo, 2011: xvi).

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