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Past Event

Refuge beyond Reach: How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum Seekers

December 18, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4, rue de Chevreuse, 75006

Please join us for a round-table discussion on David Scott Fitzgerald's book, Refuge beyond Reach: How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum Seekers with:

David Scott Fitzgerald, Professor, Gildred Chair in U.S.-Mexican Relations and Co-Director, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, University of San Diego

Karen Akoka, Assistant Professor à Nanterre University

Michaël Neuman, Director of studies at Crash / Médecins sans Frontières

The talk will be moderated by Jean-Philippe Dedieu, historian and sociologist

 

In English

 

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.