Special Issue "Research on International Migrations and Security Governance"
A special issue of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2021).
Interests: general sociology; sociology of migrations; sociology of deviancy; social control
The international migrations of 21th Century are largely similar to those of the past; but, the new frame (i.e. economic, social and political context) has an overwhelming influence on its connotation, characteristics, dynamics and outcomes. It is a matter of migrations which subsumes all the health, environmental and economic disasters increasingly exacerbated by neoliberalism. We are therefore faced with a total political fact (a concept that refers to Marcel Mauss, i.e. a fact that include all aspects) which marks a real change in the paradigm of migrations.
The current context has been shaped by neoliberal development since the 1970s. This development has eroded the fundamental rights gained through anti-colonial combats for national independence and through workers' and popular struggles of developed countries. Since then, liberalism has developed the relocation of all economic activities often imposing conditions of neo-slavery in the least developed countries, practice adopted the same super-exploitation even in the same cities of the rich countries, abusing hundreds of miles of undocumented immigrants (in US, in Europe and in other rich countries). To this were added the neo-colonial practices of the multinationals that have increasingly devastated the territories of the emigration countries.
Very serious are the reasons for the increasingly rigid stop to regular migrations: on the one hand they serve to feed irregular immigration in order to use new slaves, that is "disposable" labor or “humanity in excess”, on the other the rulers think that the increase of the world population overlaps with the effects of climate change would generate migrations that would become increasingly desperate, aggressive and even real invasions of rich countries. This explains the radicalisation of hostility against migration to the point of making it a sort of permanent war against this “enemy”, the spectre of the 21st century.
Contributions have to follow one of the three categories (article/review/conceptual paper) of papers of the journal and address the topic of the special issue.
Prof. Dr. Salvatore Palidda
Prof. Dr. Fabio Quassoli
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- International migrations
- Governance of security
- Humanity in excess
- Total political fact
- Increase of the world population
- Climate wars