'Humanitarian borderwork': Tensions between humanitarianism and securitization for NGOs working with asylum seekers in Australia

Alison Gerard, Leanne Weber

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What is humanitarianism? What happens when non-governmental organisations (NGOs) take on lucrative government contracts to provide services to asylum seekers? How does this ‘humanitarian borderwork’, defined as practices that contain a security logic that construct, shift and erase internal and external borders, differ from the work of NGOs in the criminal justice system or the immigration detention system?
Original languageEnglish
Typeonline Blog post
Media of outputText
PublisherUniversity of Oxford
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameBorder Criminologies
PublisherFaculty of Law, University of Oxford


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