Taking Responsibility: Sociodicy, Solidarity, and Religious-Sensitive Policymaking in the Global Politics of Migration

Wilson, Erin K. and Mavelli, Luca (2016) Taking Responsibility: Sociodicy, Solidarity, and Religious-Sensitive Policymaking in the Global Politics of Migration. In: Saunders, Jennifer B. and Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Elena and Snyder, Susanna, eds. Intersections of Religion and Migration: Issues at the Global Crossroads. Palgrave, New York, pp. 261-284. ISBN 978-1-137-58628-5. E-ISBN 978-1-137-58629-2. (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-58629-2_11) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Wilson and Mavelli argue that a deeply embedded yet under-theorized relationship between the politics of migration and religion lies at the heart of contemporary migration debates. While processes of secularization emphasize the bounded nature of political communities, many of the more progressive religious outlooks which have come to (re)populate the public sphere advocate an ethos of justice and solidarity that transcends national boundaries. This contributes to a contestation over the ways in which responsibility is assigned, conceptualized, assumed, and abjured in contemporary migration politics. Adopting a postsecular lens, Wilson and Mavelli explore the dynamics of this contestation in relation to numerous contemporary examples, including responses to the Mediterranean migration crisis, UNHCR engagement with faith-based actors, and pro-refugee protest movements in Australia.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1057/978-1-137-58629-2_11
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Centre for Critical Thought
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Luca Mavelli
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2017 12:20 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:49 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/64432 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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