The conference aims to discuss how the changing political economy of migration interacts with emerging global governance for migration. It will foreground transnationalizing claims stemming from distinct geopolitical perspective and the need to develop transnational norms and requirements addressing economic, political, social and cultural rights of migrants.
Research on migration significantly contributes to the reflection on global justice as it concerns topical questions about changing global political economy and forms of precarity, geopolitical and structural inequalities, transnational gendered vulnerabilities, membership, political community and intercultural relations. Receiving developed countries seek to control cross-border mobility while they also benefit from migrant labour and the forms of precarity, especially in some areas, such as low-skilled production and care work. Despite a larger share of intracontinental migration, a surveillance-industrial complex makes use of migration from developing countries as a bargaining counter to enforce regulatory regimes of managed migration and military accumulation. Critical migration studies show how migrant’s precarity is anchored in today's form of capitalist globalisation and geopolitical power relations. Feminist scholarship has highlighted the processes of transnational social reproduction and gendered gaps in territorialisation of social rights.
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