Darling, Jonathan (2016) 'Forced migration and the city : irregularity, informality, and the politics of presence.', Progress in human geography., 41 (2). pp. 178-198.
This paper explores the relationship between forced migration and the city. The paper outlines four accounts of the city centred on: displacement and the camp-city, dispersal and refugee resettlement, the ‘re-scaling’ of borders, and the city as a sanctuary. Whilst valuable, these discussions maintain a focus on sovereign authority that tends to prioritize the policing of forced migration over the possibilities for contestation that also emerge through cities. Arguing for a fuller engagement with debates in urban geography, this paper considers how discussions of urban informality and the politics of presence may better unpack the urban character of forced migration.
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|Date deposited:||29 May 2018|
|Date of first online publication:||10 February 2016|
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