Review of David Moffette's book in Border Criminologies

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Border Criminologies, a blog of the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford, published a review of Governing Irregular Migration: Bordering Culture, Labour and Security in Spain published by David Moffette (Assistant Professor) at UBC Press. The author of the review, Laura Cleton (PhD candidate at the University of Antwerp), claims that: “Moffette’s final chapter sets out a promising research agenda by pointing to the need for research on ‘governing through probation’. The chapter discusses the rightful importance of temporality in migration governance and considers the ‘slowing down of time’ as an intentional technology of government which needs further research. Scholars working on the connections between precariousness, conditionality, the continuous assessment of desirability and disposability of migrant labour will find Governing Irregular Migration: Bordering Culture, Labour and Security in Spain an inspiring, insightful and practical guide with a broad agenda for further research.”