Global Cities & Illegality – Repository

Vecchio, F. (2015) Asylum seeking and the global city, Abingdon: Routledge.

Vecchio, F. and Gerard, A. (2015) ‘Surviving the politics of illegality’, in S. Pickering and J. Ham (Eds.) Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration, Abingdon: Routledge, pp.179-192.

Vecchio, F. and Beatson, C. (2014) ‘Asylum seekers’ Occupy protest in Hong Kong’, Race & Class, 56(2), pp.96-104.

Beatson, C. and Vecchio, F. (2013) ‘Stark realities for asylum seekers in Hong Kong are alien to Edward Snowden’, South China Morning Post, 20 June.

Vecchio, F, (2013) ‘The economy of seeking asylum in the global city’International Migration, doi: 10.1111/imig.12126.

Mathews, G. and Vecchio, F. (2011) ‘Open and shut cases: Hong Kong’s ineffective refugee policy turns away those most in need’South China Morning Post, 14 January


Relevant presentations

“The economies of asylum in the global city: Negotiating borders and refugee agency in spaces of legal exclusion”, at Contested Spaces and Cartographic Challenges, IASFM14, India, January 2013.

“Experiencing confinement: Asylum seekers turned into illegal migrants in Hong Kong”, at Development & Security: Rethinking Crime and Criminal Policies in Asia, ACS4, Korea, August 2012.

“Illegal work, mobility and asylum in Hong Kong”, at Migration, Legality and Borders, DIAC, Canberra, October 2011.

“Refugees and Hong Kong: Whose benefit?”, at Recognition and the Politics of Identity and Inclusion in the 21st Century: Managing Diversity in Plural Societies, HKU, Hong Kong, April 2011.