Studies is an important, interdisciplinary thread which runs through contemporary debates on globalization, citizenship, community studies, political geography and identity. It has always represented a significant component of ethnic, multicultural and racial studies but the last few years have seen a steady increase in separate / autonomous courses and modules as students, lecturers and researchers engage with the field. This proposal looks to pull together the central themes of the field; its approach is logical and the three main themes the authors identify are a useful hook upon which to hang the text. International relevance and marketability is obviously important; the inclusion of a US and a UK author with such sympathetic expertise will help to maximise the appeal of the project. The authors are aware of the need to balance the needs of different markets and their willingness to develop the proposal in response to the reviewers' comments is encouraging.



Definition: The forcible expulsion of immigrants.

Most wealthy democratic countries devote significant resources trying to control immigration to their territory – allowing entry to some, excluding many, and trying to dissuade others from even attempting the trip. In many instances these efforts fail, as amply demonstrated by the presence of roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants in the USA. Governments sometimes then resort to the forcible removal of immigrants – a practice that has increased in recent years, though the number of deportations is arguably small relative to the number who could be deported. Key questions scholars have raised in relation to deportation include: why are so few people deported? Why are some people more likely to be deported than others? What is the broader ...

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