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Changing Motivations or Capabilities? Migration Deterrence in the Global Context

Kelsey Norman

Changing Motivations or Capabilities? Migration Deterrence in the Global Context.

By Jonathan Kent, Kelsey P. Norman and Katherine H. Tennis

Many migration-governance policies have been described by policymakers and politicians as deterrence. This linkage neutralizes the language around what are actually highly militarized, defense-based policies. This paper is intended as a first step toward improving conceptual clarity around the meaning of deterrence in the migration-governance context.  International Studies Review: http://bit.ly/2spZS4T