Fluid Security in the Asia Pacific

FS cover copyAt a time of global and regional insecurity fuelled by economic and terrorism concerns, this project will provide a rigorous evidence base for the Asia Pacific to better manage mobility in a more inclusive way.

This directly fits with understanding our region and the world by providing an evidence base for better understanding of how and why people move throughout the Asia Pacific and their impact and experiences of security.

The aim of this study is to present a new conception of ‘fluid security’ that enhances understandings of human and national security in the Asia Pacific. Read more here.  

This project has resulted in the book publication Fluid Security in the Asia Pacific: Transnational lives, human rights and state control, by Tazreiter, Weber, Pickering, Segrave and McKernan 2016, Palgrave Macmillan. 

 

Project updates

  • The Border Crossing Observatory hosted the Temporary Migration Forum on Thursday, March 9 at Monash University. The Forum brought together a select group of government, NGO, academic and policy stakeholders to consider and discuss three issues associated with temporary migration in Australia: international students, New Zealand citizens and temporary workers. The Forum was therefore conducted across ... Read more
  • Findings from the Samoa case study that formed part of the Fluid Security in the Asia Pacific project featured recently in a program on the benefits and drawbacks of remittances that was broadcast on Radio National’s ‘The Money’. The program, presented by host Richard Aedy and producer Fiona Pepper, gave an overview of the extent, purpose ... Read more
  • ****Limited time only, 30% OFF  purchase of Fluid Security in the Asia-Pacific: Transnational crime, crime control and security with this flyer.*** We are pleased to announce the publication of Fluid Security in the Asia-Pacific: Transnational crime, crime control and security (Palgrave Macmillan 2016) authored by our Fluid Security project team, Claudia Tazreiter, Leanne Weber, Sharon Pickering, Marie Segrave ... Read more
  • Dr Leanne Weber (Director and researcher at The Border Crossing Observatory – “BOb”) and a team of BOb researchers and collaborators are currently researching the concept of ‘fluid security’ that enhances understandings of the connections between mobility and both human and national security in the Asia Pacific. The boundaries between temporary and permanent residence are increasingly ... Read more