paradigm_shift: People Movement

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The politics of people movement is a defining feature of the 21st century, with profound ramifications for every country in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia.

This collection examines many of the region’s most troubling situations of people on the move while giving considered attention to the opportunities for better national and regional responses.

Australia’s conversation about migrants and refugees is too often defined in the narrow terms of economic self-interests, security threats and humanitarian obligations.

Fresh ideas are desperately needed if Australia is to make a constructive contribution across the Asia Pacific over the decades ahead.

Kirsty Anantharajah discusses her piece, The achievements of the Manus Island resistance

Dr Nicholas Farrelly on the politics of people movement

Dr Luke Bearup discusses his essay, Migrating to the blockchain: exploring the implications for the recognition of Others