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The paradox of "Fission and fusion" and the migration crisis in contemporary Europe

Kadouf, Hunud Abia (2016) The paradox of "Fission and fusion" and the migration crisis in contemporary Europe. In: World Association for Sustainable Development 14th International Annual Conference (WASD), 20th-22nd July 2016, Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Purpose Diaspora communities have an essential role in building peace and societal resilience in both their host countries and countries of origin. Starting from the premise that peace, security and migration often overlap as related phenomena based on the modern socio-political and economic realities in developing countries, this study examines current trends of migration to Europe engendered by the increasing threatening insecurity in their countries of origin. It concludes with the need for certain modalities, structures and tools to build constructive relationship between the Diasporas and the home countries. Design/methodology/approach The study adopts a conceptual analysis of practical issues involving the ‘fission and fusion’ of peace, security, and migration with particular reference to immigrants from various countries to Europe. These three virtually related and complementary perspectives indicate the increasing need to come up with some sustainable tools to ensure a two-way reform in both home and host countries. Findings The study finds that a number of modalities, structures and tools are needed to ensure integrative engagement of the major stakeholders through sustainable policies. These policies include setting clear criteria for the filtering system for inward migration, inverted transfer of knowledge through a planned technological transfer, and a proposal for the establishment of a United Nations Commission on Resettlement and International Development (UNCRID). Practical Implications Focusing on the dynamics of peace, security and migration to Europe and certain modalities proposed will help policy makers at both regional and international levels to come up with sustainable solutions to the unbridled global migration crisis. Originality/value Though discourses on insecurity and migration crises have mushroomed over the years, little attention has been paid to the interplay between the three complementary perspectives and the need to come up with some modalities to tackle the problem of migration headlong.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Additional Information: 1534/51357
Uncontrolled Keywords: paradox, fision and fusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. H. A. Kadouf
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2016 10:12
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 09:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/51357

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