No full text
Contribution to collective works (Parts of books)
Migration Security
Searle, Martin; Koff, Harlan
2021In Christiansen, Thomas; Kirchner, Emil; Tan, See Sang (Eds.) The European Union’s Security Relations with Asian Powers
Peer reviewed


Full Text
No document available.

Send to


Keywords :
migration; security; European Union; ASEAN; Asia; borders
Abstract :
[en] Migration has recently been framed as a threat to security in many parts of the world. Numerous advanced industrial states have in fact, securitized migration by implementing measures to control and even extend external borders, through increased policing and financial contributions to neighbouring countries that are linked to migration control strategies. This process has led to the spread of formal and informal regionalization strategies in migration affairs. However, levels and types of securitization of migration reflect different perspectives on regional integration. This chapter compares migration governance in Europe and Asia and illustrates how relatively uniform regionalization in Europe has led to institutionalized responses promoting securitization whereas the divergent bottom-up approach to regionalism in Asia has resulted in significant policy variation amongst Asian states. Consequently, Asia’s seeming patchwork response differs from the European Union’s blanket approach, thus impeding close inter-regional collaboration in this policy arena.
Disciplines :
Regional & inter-regional studies
Author, co-author :
Searle, Martin;  Nanyang Technological University > S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Koff, Harlan  ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Geography and Spatial Planning (DGEO)
External co-authors :
Language :
Title :
Migration Security
Publication date :
Main work title :
The European Union’s Security Relations with Asian Powers
Author, co-author :
Tan, See Sang
Editor :
Christiansen, Thomas
Kirchner, Emil
Publisher :
Palgrave Macmillan, London, United Kingdom
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
Focus Area :
Migration and Inclusive Societies
Available on ORBilu :
since 27 October 2020


Number of views
176 (17 by Unilu)
Number of downloads
0 (0 by Unilu)

Scopus citations®
Scopus citations®
without self-citations


Similar publications

Contact ORBilu