Migration, Refugees and Human Security in the Mediterranean and MENA

  • Marion Boulby
  • Kenneth Christie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Migration, Refugees and Human Security in the Twenty-First Century

  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Stephanie D. Perham
      Pages 79-114
  4. Prescribing the Future of Human Security and Migration in MENA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Rute Baptista
      Pages 199-243
    3. Marion Boulby
      Pages 245-249
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 251-257

About this book


This book focuses on the Mediterranean/MENA migration crisis and explores the human security implications for migrants and refugees in this troubled region. Since the Arab uprisings of 2010/2011, the Middle East and North Africa region has experienced major political transformations and called into question the legitimacy of states in the region. Displaced populations continue to suffer due to the major conflicts in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere, causing fragmentation and dis-integration of communities. Contributors to this volume analyze how and why this crisis differs significantly from previous migration/refugee flows in the region, explain the historical and political antecedents of this crisis which have played a part in its shaping, and explore the relationship between human security and the protection of vulnerable individuals and groups.

Marion Boulby is Associate Professor of History at Trent University, Canada. 

Kenneth Christie is Professor and Program Head of the Masters in Arts in Human Security and Peacebuilding at Royal Roads University, Canada.


MENA Human security Migration Refugees International law Arab Spring EU Citizenship

Editors and affiliations

  • Marion Boulby
    • 1
  • Kenneth Christie
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of HistoryTrent UniversityPeterboroughCanada
  2. 2.Royal Roads UniversityVictoriaCanada

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