The unprecedented demand to cross borders is an ongoing challenge for developed states. In this chapter we argue that attempts to selectively prohibit transnational movements against a backdrop of continued pressure for cross border mobility has produced a range of damaging outcomes for both illegalized travellersi and the state. Focusing on policies aimed at preventing the arrival of forced migrantsii to Australia, we identify the iatrogenic effects of prohibitionist border policies, and question wheth transnational cooperation against people smuggling is preventing or globalizing harm.
|Title of host publication||Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organized Crime|
|Editors||Felia Allum, Stan Gilmour|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Mar 2012|