Human mobility, whatever its scale is often controversial. Hence it carries with it the potential for politics. A core feature of mobility politics is the tension between the desire to maximize the social and economic benefits of migration, and pressure to restrict movement. Transnational communities global instability,advances in transportation and communication, and concepts of ‘ smart borders’ and ‘migration management’ are just a few of the phenomena transforming the landscape of migration today. The Tension between openness and restriction raises important questions about how different types of policies come to life an influence mobility.
Mobility & Politics invites original theoretically empirically informed studies for academic and policy-oriented debates. Authors examine issues such as refugees and displacement,migration and citizenship,security and cross-border movements, (post-)colonialism and mobility, and transnational movement and cosmopolitics.
Global Advisory Board: Michael Collyer,University of Sussex; Susan B. Coutin, University of California, Irvine; Raul Delgado Wise, University of Zacatecas; Nicholas De Genova, Goldsmiths, University of London; Eleonore Kofman, Middlessex University; Rey Koslowski State University of New York; Loren B. Landau, Wits University; Sandro Mezzadra,University of Bologna; Alison Mountz, Wilfrid Laurier University; Brett Neilson, University of Western Sydney; Antoine Pecoud, University of Paris 13; Ranabir Samaddar,Calcutta Research Group; Nandita Sharma, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Tesfaye Tafesse, Addis Ababa University; Thanh-Dam Truong, Erasmus University.