Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more

$36.95

Hardcover

Published: 12 April 2019

376 Pages | 2 line drawings, 7 maps, 12 photographs

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190874155


Also Available As:

Ebook


Also Available In:


Request Examination Copy


Bookseller Code (01)

Winner of the 2020 Thomas and Znaniecki Book Award

Refuge beyond Reach

How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum Seekers

David Scott FitzGerald

  • Explores why 99% of refugees can only find safety in the prosperous democracies of the Global North by asking for asylum after they arrive
  • Describes how governments have developed increasingly elaborate techniques of remote control to keep asylum seekers away from spaces where they can ask for sanctuary
  • Uses American diplomatic cables from the 2000s released by WikiLeaks and declassified CIA documents from the 1960s through early 1980s provide an unprecedented window into policymaking behind the scenes

Also of Interest