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Workshop and Book Launch on Migration – “Disciplining the Transnational Mobility of People”

January 9, 2014 at 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Location:A602 Loeb Building

Workshop and Book Launch on Migration

“Disciplining the Transnational Mobility of People”

organized by Martin Geiger, EURUS,


Thursday, January 9, 2014
3:00PM – 5:30PM
Room A602 Loeb
Department of Political Science
Carleton University, Ottawa

A core feature of migration politics lies in the claim to regulate and discipline the cross-border mobility of people “through”, “in the interest of” and “with the help of” the very individuals that cross national borders.
The new co-edited volume Disciplining the Transnational Mobility of People (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) shows that mobility and migration politics are based on a mix of traditional coercive interventions and less repressive and indirect practices. Both types of practices are shown to pertain to the common conceptual umbrella provided by the notion of ‘discipline’.
The contributors discuss disciplining strategies that, while apparently different, share the common objective of making sense of, ordering and, ultimately, steering and “managing” human mobility.

The Workshop and Book Launch at Carleton University features the chapters and authors:

‘From Migration Control to Disciplining Mobility’
Martin Geiger, Banting Fellow, Carleton University

‘Smart Surveillance and the Border as a Market Device’
Harrison Smith, University of Toronto

‘Anti-Trafficking and the Duality of Disciplining Mobility’
Bethany Hastie, McGill University

‘Human Rights in the Time of Migration Management’
Victoria Simmons, Carleton University (co-authors: Tanya Basok and Nicola Piper)

William Walters, Carleton University

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Event sponsored and hosted by

Department of Political Science
Carleton University
Migration & Diaspora Studies (MDS)
Carleton University, Ottawa

in cooperation with

Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair
in Public International Law
McGill University, Montréal

Please also take note of a CES Policy Workshop on New Trends in European Migration Policy Responses.
This event takes place on FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014 and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
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