Lucy Mayblin's Asylum after Empire: Colonial Legacies in the Politics of PDF

By Lucy Mayblin

Asylum seekers should not welcome in Europe. yet why is that the case? for lots of students, the rules became extra restrictive over fresh many years as the asylum seekers have replaced. this modification is usually stated to be approximately numbers, tools of shuttle, and purposes for flight. in brief: we're in an age of hypermobility and states can't deal with such volumes of ‘others’.

This ebook offers another view, drawing on theoretical insights from 3rd global methods to overseas legislations, publish- and decolonial experiences, and providing new examine at the context of the British Empire. The textual content highlights the truth that because the early Nineteen Nineties, for the 1st time, nearly all of asylum seekers originate from nations outdoors of Europe, nations which until eventually 30-60 years in the past have been less than colonial rule. regulations which tackle asylum seekers needs to, the booklet argues, be understood not just as a part of a world hypermobile current, yet in the context of colonial histories.

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