Michaël Neuman, Director of studies at Crash / Médecins sans Frontières
The talk will be moderated by Jean-Philippe Dedieu, historian and sociologist
About the book:
Refuge beyond Reach: How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum Seekers
David Scott FitzGerald
Explores why 99% of refugees can only find safety in the prosperous democracies of the Global North by asking for asylum after they arrive
Describes how governments have developed increasingly elaborate techniques of remote control to keep asylum seekers away from spaces where they can ask for sanctuary.
Uses American diplomatic cables from the 2000s released by WikiLeaks and declassified CIA documents from the 1960s through early 1980s provide an unprecedented window into policymaking behind the scenes.