Migration And Migration
The unprecedented nature of global flows in goods, services, and people today which is most markedly embodied under the term ‘globalisation’ …show more content…
Migration presents a series of competing interests in the drive for control over human population. On the contrary, the introduction of human rights complicates the gap between rhetoric and action. This is embodied in the idea of a perfect migration economy – and the radical notion that migrants are human beings with desires, goals, aspirations built up by cultural ideas of providence for the family.
This nexus is presented to us in her chapter “Immigration Tests the New Order” by Saskia Sassen. Sassen so aptly looks at the ‘tension between new nationalising economic space, and renationalising political discourse in most developed countries’ (Sassen, 1996: xiv). Immigration, Sassen suggests, presents a crucial tension in this network. It becomes a site of renationalisation discourses in politics – but also reveals the contradictory role of the state.
The far left is presented as the liberal intelligentsia who support the notion of unalienable human rights, and the far right is epitomised by Katie Hopkins, a British columnist and television personality who during the UK elections in 2015 called migrants ‘cockroaches’ and ‘feral humans’ and was later condemned by the United Nations Human Rights Commission for her use of ‘genocidal