Feargal Cochrane’s new book, Migration and Security in the Global Age, has just been published (Routledge, 2015).
The book is an interdisciplinary examination of several interconnecting aspects of migrant communities in the context of contemporary conflict and security.
The book illustrates that within this globalised world, migrants have become key actors, living in the spaces between states, as well as within them. Arguing that migrants and their descendants are vital and complex constituencies for the achievement of security in this global age, the volume uses a number of case studies, including Palestinian, Sri Lankan, Irish and Somali diaspora communities, to explore the different ways that such groups intersect with issues of security, and how these attitudes and behaviours have evolved in the context of political transnationalism and the global economy.
This book will be of much interest to students of migration and diaspora communities, peace and conflict studies, security studies and ethnic conflict.