Transnational Migration and Human Security

The Migration-Development-Security Nexus

  • Thanh-Dam Truong
  • Des Gasper

Part of the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace book series (HSHES, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

  3. Neoliberal Governmentality and Transnational Migration: the Interplay of Security Fears and Business Forces

  4. Migrant Experiences: Agency in the Grey Zone

  5. Transnational Identities and Issues of Citizenship

  6. Ethics of Modern Day Transnational Migration: A Human Security Perspective

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 311-366

About this book


This volume addresses key aspects of human security in transnational migration. The 22 essays cover all levels of migration systems, from families, farms and firms through to global organizations and negotiating forums. They show how institutional frameworks for cross-border movements of people, finance, and goods have co-evolved with changes in the workings of nation-states. They thereby reveal aspects of power and privilege within ‘international migration’ as a discursive area and at its intersections with the fields of ‘development’, governance and ‘security’. Revisiting presuppositions that have been taken as givens, and exploring their role in shaping rules and institutions that control the movements of people across and within borders, the essays reveal also the mentalities and rationalities that have made up and continue to make up the reality of transnational migration today. A human security perspective can encourage exploratory thinking and provide conceptual space for deeper understandings of ‘human’, ‘movement’ and ‘borders’, to help overcome the limits of conventional analytical and policy dualisms and dichotomies.


Gender Human Security Identity and Citizenship Neo-liberalism Transnational Migration

Editors and affiliations

  • Thanh-Dam Truong
    • 1
  • Des Gasper
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Social Studiess-GravenhageNetherlands
  2. 2.Institute of Social Studiess-GravenhageNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-12756-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-12757-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-5793
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-5807
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