Review of the book Citizenship and Its Others, edited by Vanessa Hughes and Bridget Anderson

Tungohan, E. (2017)
Population, Space, and Place

“This edited volume analyzes citizenship through attention to its Others, bringing together research on the exclusion of migrants, welfare claimants, women, children and others. By defining citizenship as legal status, political belonging, and membership rights, it reveals the partiality of citizenship’s inclusion and claims to equality. It also explores the significance of citizenship talk, and of migration and citizenship policy and practice to citizens. Opening with an examination of the ‘Good Citizen’, each subsequent chapter examines one manifestation of a Citizenship’s Other, ending with a consideration of what this means for the politics of citizenship. The effect is to bring established and emerging scholars into conversation on one of the burning issues of our time. “– Provided by publisher. Includes bibliographical references and index.

Review of the book Strangers at the Gates: Movements and States in Contentious Politics by Sydney Tarrow

Tungohan, E. (2016)
Social Movements, Volume 15(1), 121-123 | doi:10.1080/14742837.2014.997695.

This book contains the products of work carried out over four decades of research in Italy, France, and the United States, and in the intellectual territory between social movements, comparative politics, and historical sociology. Using a variety of methods ranging from statistical analysis to historical case studies to linguistic analysis, the book centers on historical catalogs of protest events and cycles of collective action. Sidney Tarrow places social movements in the broader arena of contentious politics, in relation to states, political parties, and other actors. From peasants and communists in 1960s Italy, to movements and politics in contemporary western polities, to the global justice movement in the new century, the book argues that contentious actors are neither outside of nor completely within politics, but rather they occupy the uncertain territory between total opposition and integration into policy.

Review of the book Producing and Negotiating Non-Citizenship: Precarious Legal Status in Canada by Luin Goldring and Patricia Landolt

Tungohan, E. (2013)
Law and Politics Book Review, Volume 23(9), 469-472

Most examinations of non-citizens in Canada focus on immigrants, people who are citizens-in-waiting, or specific categories of temporary, vulnerable workers.  In contrast, Producing and Negotiating Non-Citizenship considers a range of people whose pathway to citizenship is uncertain or non-existent. This includes migrant workers, students, refugee claimants, and people with expired permits, all of whom have limited formal rights to employment, housing, education, and health services.

The contributors to this volume present theoretically informed empirical studies of the regulatory, institutional, discursive, and practical terms under which precarious-status non-citizens – those without permanent residence – enter and remain in Canada. They consider the historical and contemporary production of non-citizen precarious status and migrant illegality in Canada, as well as everyday experiences of precarious status among various social groups including youth, denied refugee claimants, and agricultural workers. This timely volume contributes to conceptualizing multiple forms of precarious status non-citizenship as connected through policy and the practices of migrants and the institutional actors they encounter.

Review of the book Emigration: Economic Implications by T. Ramachandra Shastri

Tungohan, E. (2009)

Synopsis International migration affects the labour markets of both the host and the home countries. Generally, the entrepreneurial capabilities and skill levels of the migrants are high and hence, their movement may be an advantage to the host country and a loss to the home country. But the remittances of the migrants aggregate to a large volume. It has significant impact on the economy and external payment positions of several home countries. Hence, the home countries stand benefited by such remittances. However, brain drain can have dire consequences for sustainable development in developing countries. A significant number of migrant workers also face undue hardships and abuse in the form of low wages, poor working conditions, virtual absence of social protection, discrimination and xenophobia as well as social exclusion. The ILO Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration has compiled a set of principles, guidelines and best practices to guide countries in the formulation and implementation of labour migration policies. States have the sovereign right to determine their own migration policies. Labour laws framed by countries governing the movement of people take into account these divergent economic and social issues. The impact of migration and the experiences can naturally vary from country to country. The book gives a complete overview of the international migration and its impact on the labour market and entrepreneurship and also a study of these issues in several countries.

Review of the book Feminist Social and Political Theory by Janice McLaughlin

Tungohan, E. (2004)
Women’s Studies Network

This text introduces students to both feminism and other social and political theories via an examination of the inter-relationship between different feminist positions and key contemporary debates. The book takes each debate in turn, outlining the main themes and feminist responses.