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Book Launch: “The Death of Asylum: Hidden Geographies of the Enforcement Archipelago”

December 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Watch the recording: https://youtu.be/Xwc8f9ktD7M

Join us to discuss Professor Alison Mountz’s new book The Death of Asylum: Hidden Geographies of the Enforcement Archipelago. The book has just been released with the University of Minnesota Press.

The Death of Asylum: Hidden Geographies of the Enforcement Archipelago
Alison Mountz traces the global chain of remote detention centers used by states of the Global North to confine migrants fleeing violence and poverty, using cruel measures that, if unchecked, will lead to the death of asylum as an ethical ideal. She demonstrates how remote sites curtail the basic human right to seek asylum, forcing refugees to take more dangerous risks.

Join the author, together with panelists Micheal Collyer (Geography, University of Sussex), Shahram Khosravi (Social Anthropology, University of Stockholm), Shiva Mohan (Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University), Sarah Turnbull (Sociology and Legal Studies, University of Waterloo), and William Walters (Political Science, Carleton University).

This event is sponsored by Migration, Mobility and Social Politics research cluster and the International Migration Research Center.

Death of Asylum book launch

Book cover: University of Minnesota Press


December 3, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Balsillie School of International Affairs, 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, ON Canada
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