Special Issue "Precarity Generators: Borders, Bordering Processes, and the Creation of Precarious Crossings"

A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760). This special issue belongs to the section "Contemporary Politics and Society".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Helga Hallgrímsdóttir

School of Public Administration, University of Victoria, PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2, Canada
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Interests: citizenship and citizen participation; governance and participatory governance; collective bargaining and dispute resolution in the public sector; social movements, protest, and contentious politics; welfare states and social policy; gender and sexuality; work and social vulnerability; labour movements and labour and union politics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Borders are more than mere physical boundaries, they are engines in the creation of precarity. As people cross into the borderlands between nations, they are crossing into spaces of precarity, where their identities and rights to movement, and to request aid or refuge can be challenged, restricted, or rejected altogether. While there has been a great deal of research and policy produced in recent years around issues of regulating border crossings, there has been comparatively less work done on understanding the role of bordering processes in the creation and reproduction of precarity. This Special Issue will facilitate such a discussion and will add to the body of research examining the experiences of irregular and precarious border crossers.

Prof. Helga Hallgrímsdóttir
Guest Editor

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  • borders
  • borderlands
  • migration
  • precarity
  • securitization
  • border surveillance

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