Seeking asylum : human smuggling and bureaucracy at the border / Alison Mountz.

In July 1999, Canadian authorities intercepted four boats off the coast of British Columbia carrying nearly six hundred Chinese citizens who were being smuggled into Canada. Government officials held the migrants on a Canadian naval base, which it designated a port of entry. As one official later re...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Mountz, Alison.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2010.
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Table of Contents:
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; INTRODUCTION: Struggles to Land in States of Migration; 1. Human Smuggling and Refugee Protection; 2. Seeing Borders Like a State; 3. Ethnography of the State; 4. Crisis and the Making of the Bogus Refugee; 5. Stateless by Geographical Design; 6. In the Shadows of the State; 7. What Kind of State Are We In?; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.