Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry

Sophia Akram, The New Arab, 27 August 2020 - "You pay to die". These words by a Nigerian artist who confronted the choppy Mediterranean Sea between Libya and Italy on a flimsy rubber dingy are one of the more sombre anecdotes from Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry. The new title, published by PM Press, seeks to document securitisation, resilience, social capital, and ultimately profit-making in the migration industry. [...]

Part three begins by delving into the military and security industry's role in perpetuating a "refugee regime" through the European example, with Mark Akkerman noting "the arms industry plays a significant role in formulating the E.U.'s foreign and security policy agenda". [...]