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Migration, Citizenship and the Challenge for Security

An Ethnographic Approach


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Alexandria J. Innes
    Pages 20-40
  3. Alexandria J. Innes
    Pages 41-65
  4. Alexandria J. Innes
    Pages 113-138
  5. Alexandria J. Innes
    Pages 139-150
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 151-168

About this book


This study focuses on the field of security studies through the prism of migration. Using ethnographic methods to illustrate an experiential theory of security taken from the perspective of migrants and asylum seekers in Europe, it effectively offers a means of moving beyond state-based and state-centric theories in International Relations.


Migration International Relations citizenship asylum seeker security critical security studies feminist security studies human rights immigration Europe Asylum international relations migration mobility

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of East AngliaUK

About the authors

Alexandria J. Innes is a lecturer in International Relations at the University of East Anglia. Her work on migration, security and International Relations theory has been published in Security Dialogue, Global Society, and International Relations, among others.

Bibliographic information


“Combining scholarship on migration, human rights, and critical/feminist security studies, she weaves a compelling narrative that foregrounds migrant agency. … Migration, Citizenship and the Challenge for Security can function as a comprehensive introduction to those new to the issues since Innes covers a lot of ground. … I could see its usefulness for classroom use … . ” (Annick T. R. Wibben, International Studies Review, Vol. 20, 2018)