Boxing Pandora : rethinking borders, states, and secession in a democratic world / Timothy William Waters
Auteur:Waters, Timothy William Editeur:
New Haven : Yale University Press
303 pages : illustrations
Introduction: The boxes we live in, the beliefs we have -- The failure of a flourishing idea : the decadence of self-determination -- The map of our world : the limits of the classical system -- The measure of nations : testing the assumptions behind the classical rule -- A new right to secession -- People, territory, plebiscite : the main features : objections and answers -- Broader implications : features and effects of the new rule -- The hardest part : creating a right of secession -- Conclusion: The value of asking
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-292) and index
Classification:neu-sfm Border controls neu-sfm Political system neu-sfm Law neu-sfm Nationalism neu-sfm Mobility neu-sfm Protest movements neu-sfm Globalization Identifiant:
0300235895 (ISBN); 9780300235890 (ISBN) No RERO:
The politics of migration in modern Egypt : strategies for regime survival in autocracies / Gerasimos Tsourapas
Auteur:Tsourapas, Gerasimos, 1982- Editeur:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press
246 p. : ill.
Sujet LCSH:Egypt -- Emigration and immigration
- Egypt -- Politics and government Contient:
Introduction -- 'Egyptians don't emigrate' : the domestic politics of migration restriction, 1952-1970 -- Exporting the Free Officers' revolution : migration & external regime legitimacy under Nasser -- 'Our most precious asset' : the domestic politics of migration liberalisation, 1970-2011 -- 'The rich hive invaded by foreign bees' : migration & external regime legitimacy under Sadat and Mubarak -- Egypt's road to the "Arab Spring"
"Research on Egyptian politics has long-highlighted an economic rationale behind the President's 1971 decision to lift all emigration restrictions, and to move away from earlier attempts at tight controls: given the penurious state of the Egyptian economy, the argument goes, labour emigration would constitute a "safety valve" against unemployment and overpopulation, while workers' remittances would provide a "lifeline" to the regime. In this sense, Egypt is no different than a large number of developing nations, from India and Mexico to the Philippines and Turkey, who adopted permissive emigration policies in order to either boost their economic indicators or to reduce social tensions by allowing citizens to explore employment opportunities abroad. Yet, if that is the case, why would the Egyptian regime not attempt to fine-tune a policy that appeared to aggravate - rather than resolve - its domestic political economy issues? If labour emigration is solely a tool for economic development, policy-makers are normally expected to anticipate inflationary pressures or labour market imbalances, and to adjust accordingly. The counterintuitive nature of the Egyptian regime's engagement with emigration highlights the need for more nuanced analyses of the relationship between population mobility and political power within non-democratic contexts. Jean Bodin may, in fact, have been right in urging elites to find wealth and strength in citizens' numbers, but the political importance of migration - particularly in authoritarian contexts - remains elusive"
Includes bibliographical references and index
Classification:neu-sfm Egypt neu-sfm Labour market neu-sfm Immigrant policy neu-sfm Human capital neu-sfm Egyptians neu-sfm Protest movements neu-sfm Political system neu-sfm History Identifiant:
9781108475549 (ISBN) No RERO: