Moving People

The Limits of Refugee Policy

The Philippine government was confronted with refugee movements in the early years of the Cold War. Ria Sunga explores how the state applied the refugee label selectively and what implications this had on people on the move, in the fourth piece for the Moving People feature.

A Regime of Immobility

Can refugee assistance become a way to contain? In the second piece for Moving People, Doina Anca Cretu explores how those fleeing Austria-Hungary’s peripheries in the First World War could also be immobilised as they were subject to stereotypes of criminalisation.

Moving People

This is the first piece in a series titled Moving People. In exploring how people on the move are labelled, remembered, and constrained, it offers new understandings of the experiences (and inconsistencies) underpinning issues of immigration and asylum.