Migration and Its Risks
This essay applies the theories of Ulrich Beck's Risk Society to the politics of migration in Germany. In particular, the essay focuses on Beck's notion of the waning influence, indeed even relevancy, of science and scientists regarding postmodern risk phenomena. The essay argues that migration to Germany can be understood as a Beckian risk phenomenon, helping to explain the decreasing influence of social scientists over the politics of migration in the Federal Republic.
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O'Brien, P. (1996). Migration and its risks. The International Migration Review, 30(4), 1067-1077. doi: 10.2307/2547604
The International Migration Review