Dr. Darshan Vigneswaran

Dr. Darshan Vigneswaran

Political Science

Darshan Vigneswaran is now Assistant Professor at the Centre for Urban Studies at University of Amsterdam.

Darshan Vigneswaran was a Research Fellow at MMG. He coordinated the project Global Cities/ Open Cities? Segregation in the Global South and co-coordinates a Working Group on Public Space and Diversity. He is the author of Territory, Migration and the Origins of the International System (Palgrave, forthcoming 2012) and co-editor of Slavery, Migration and Contemporary Bondage in Africa (Africa World Press, forthcoming 2012). Darshan is also a Senior Researcher at the African Centre for Migration and Society, WITS University, South Africa where he co-coordinates a two-year study entitled International Policing, Mobility and Crime in South Africa, funded by the Open Society Foundation. In 2008 he was a British Academy Fellow at the International Migration Institute, University of Oxford, where he serves as the Reviews Editor on the Working Paper Series. In 2009 he was appointed Associate Researcher at the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull, where he co-coordinates a research and training workshop series on Migration and Forced Labour in Southern Africa.

Publications

Books

[2012, forthcoming] `Territory, Migration and the Origins of the International System´, Studies in International Relations, Palgrave. 

[2011, forthcoming] (with J. Quirk (eds.)) `Slavery, Migration and Contemporary Bondage in Africa´, Africa World Press: Trenton, N.J.

Refereed Journal Articles

[forthcoming] (with Aurelia Segatti & Colin Hoag) ‘The Turnaround Strategy from below: public sector reform among South African Home Affairs officials in Johannesburg’, Politique Africaine 

[forthcoming] (with Joel Quirk) ‘Addressing Methodological Dilemmas in Quantitative Urban Research: A Case Study of Johannesburg’, Journal of Refugee Studies, 22:4, 1-21.

[2011] (with Rebecca Sutton and Harry Wels) ‘Waiting in Liminal Space: Migrants’ Queuing for Home Affairs in South Africa´, Anthropology Southern Africa, 34:1&2, 30-37.

[2011] (with Rebecca Sutton) `A Kafkaesque state: deportation and
detention in South Africa´, Citizenship Studies, 15:5, 627-642.

[2011] `Incident Reporting: A Technique for Studying Police Corruption´, Policing and Society, 21 (2): 190-213. Link

[2010] (with Joel Quirk) `Masters as Modern Inventions: International Relations History as Critical Theory’, International Relations, 24 (2): 107-31.

[2010] ‘Criminality or Monopoly? Informal Immigration Enforcement in South Africa’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 36 (2): 465-82 (with the assistance of Tesfalem Araia, Colin Hoag and Xolani Tshabalala).

[2009] ‘Residential Sampling and Johannesburg’s Forced Migrants’, Journal of Refugee Studies, 22 (4): 1-21.

[2008] ‘A Foot in the Door: Access to Asylum in South Africa’, Refuge, 25 (2) pp. 41-52.

[2008] ‘Enduring territoriality: South African immigration control’ Political Geography, 27(7). FULLTEXT

[2007] ‘Shifting the focus of migration back home: perspectives from Africa’, Development, 50(4) (with Loren Landau). FULLTEXT

[2007] ‘The Territorial Strategy of the Italian City-State’, International Relations, 21(4). FULLTEXT

[2005] ‘The Construction of an Edifice: the Story of a First Great Debate’, Review of International Studies, 31(1) (with Joel Quirk). FULLTEXT

Edited Symposia

[forthcoming] (with Joel Quirk, eds.) ‘Representing Hidden Populations: A Symposium on Sampling Techniques in Johannesburg’, Journal of Refugee Studies.

Book Chapters

[forthcoming] ‘Policing Mobility in South Africa’ in Katja Franko Aas and Mary Bosworth (eds.), The Borders of Punishment: Criminal Justice, Citizenship and Social Exclusion, Oxford University Press: Oxford.

[forthcoming] ‘Early Modern British Conquest of India’ in Joel Quirk, Shogo Suzuki and Yongjin Zhang (eds.), Before the Rise of the West: International Orders in the Early Modern World, Routledge.

[forthcoming] (with Joel Quirk) ‘Introduction’ in Darshan Vigneswaran, & Joel Quirk (eds.), Slavery, Migration and Contemporary Bondage in Africa, Africa World Press: Trenton, N.J.

[2012] ‘Experimental Data Collection Methods and Migration Governance’ in Mohamed Berriane and Hein de Haas (eds.) African Migrations Research, Africa World Press: Trenton, N.J., pp. 133-172.   Link

[2012] ‘Taking out the trash? A garbage can model of immigration policing´ in Loren Landau (ed.) Exorcising the Demons Within: Xenophobia, Violence and Statecraft in Contemporary South Africa, WITS University Press: Johannesburg, pp. 150-171. Link

[2011] (with Loren Landau) ‘The Transformation of Sovereign Territoriality: A Case Study of South African Immigration Control’ in Scarlett Cornellissen, Fantu Cheru and Timothy M. Shaw (eds.) Africa and International Relations in the Twenty-First Century: Still Challenging Theory? Palgrave Macmillan. Link

[2011] ‘Migration Control, Documentation and State Transformation´ in Aurelia Segatti and Loren Landau (eds.) Contemporary Migration to South Africa: A Regional Development Issue, World Bank, pp. 105-120.  Link

[2009] ‘The Revolving Door: Asylum seekers, Access and Employment in South Africa’ in Simona Gallo-Mosala (ed.) Migrants’ Experiences within the South African Labour Market, Scalabrini: Cape Town.

[2007] ‘Undocumented migration: risks and myths (1998-2005), Chpt 3. in Aurelia Wa-Kabwe Segatti & Loren Landau (eds.) Migration in post-apartheid South Africa: Challenges and questions to policy-makers, Agence Française de Développement. FULLTEXT

Working Papers

[2012] 'Methodological Debates in Human Rights Research: A Case Study of Human Trafficking in South Africa', http://www.mmg.mpg.de/de/publikationen/working-papers/2012/wp-12-07/, MMG Working Paper WP 12-07

[2010] 'Being like a State: Policing Space in Johannesburg', http://www.mmg.mpg.de/de/publikationen/working-papers/2010/wp-10-15/, MMG Working Paper WP 10-15

[2010] 'Searching for Reconciliation: Policing, Injustice and Territoriality in Johannesburg', http://www.mmg.mpg.de/de/publikationen/working-papers/2010/wp-10-06/, MMG Working Paper WP 10-06

[2009] ‘Incident Reporting: Experimental Data Collection Methods and Migration Governance’, International Migration Institute, University of Oxford, Working Paper Series, 16. FULLTEXT

[2008] ‘A Foot in the Door: Access to Asylum in South Africa’, Forced Migration Studies Programme Working Paper Series, 40, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. FULLTEXT

[2007] (with Loren B. Landau). ‘Which Migration, What Development? Critical Perspectives on European-African Relations’, Forced Migration Studies Programme Working Paper Series, 37, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. FULLTEXT

[2007] ‘Lost in Space: Residential Sampling and Johannesburg’s Forced Migrants’ Forced Migration Studies Programme Methods and Field Notes Series, 4, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. FULLTEXT

[2007] ‘Free Movement and the Movement’s Forgotten Freedoms: South African Representation of Undocumented Migrants’, Refugee Studies Centre Working Paper Series, 41, Department of International Development, University of Oxford. FULLTEXT

[2006] ‘In Direct Control? Territorial Exclusion of Migrants in South Africa, 1998-2004, Forced Migration Studies Programme Working Paper Series, 28, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

[2006] ‘The Importance of Place in Understanding City-state Territoriality’, Forced Migration Studies Programme Working Paper Series, 24, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. FULLTEXT

[2004] (with Joel Quirk) ‘International Relations’ First Debate: Context and Tradition’, Department of International Relations Working Paper Series, 1, Australian National University, Canberra. FULLTEXT

Reports

[2010] (with Masibulele Yaso & Julia Hornberger) Policing the Beat: Music Piracy in Downtown Johannesburg, Forced Migration Studies Programme. pdf

[2009] (with Monica Kiwanuka and Tamlyn Monson) Zimbabwean Migration to Southern Africa: New Trends and Responses, Oxfam Great Britain: Internal Discussion Paper.

[2009] (with Margeurite Duponchel) One Burden too Many? A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Immigration Policing in Gauteng, Forced Migration Studies Programme (in press).

[2009] (with Julia Hornberger) Beyond ‘Good cop’/ ‘bad cop’: Understanding Informality and Police Corruption in South Africa, Forced Migration Studies Programme (in press).

[2008] ‘Barriers to Asylum: the Marabastad Refugee Reception Office’, Migrant Rights Monitoring Project Occasional Report, 2008/D FULLTEXT

[2008] (with Tesfalem Araia, Duncan Breen, David Cote, Loren Landau, Ingrid Palmary, Tara Polzer, Yoon Park, Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh and Joanna Vearey), Protecting Refugees Asylum Seekers and Immigrants in South Africa, Prepared on behalf of the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa. FULLTEXT

[2007] ‘Fact or Fiction: Examining Zimbabwean Cross-border Migration into South Africa’, Migrant Rights Monitoring Project Occasional Report, 2007/B FULLTEXT

[2007] (with Jean-Pierre Misago) ‘Violence against foreigners in Northwest Province’, Migrant Rights Monitoring Project Occasional Report, 2007/A FULLTEXT

[2007] (with David Cote, Loren Landau, Ingrid Palmary, Tara Polzer and Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh) ‘Protecting Refugees and Asylum Seekers in South Africa’, Prepared on behalf of the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa. FULLTEXT

[2006] (with Gayatri Singh) Migration Analysis for Regional Strategy Paper, Background Briefing Paper Prepared on behalf of the International Organization for Migration Regional Office for Southern Africa for the EC Delegation in Botswana.

Newspaper / Magazine Articles

[2009] (with Loren Landau) ‘Border management: Sensible immigration policy key to better, safer borders’, Business Day, August 5. FULLTEXT

[2008] ‘Can’t we all just get along?’ Focus, 50, pp. 30-33. FULLTEXT

[2008] ‘Myths about xenophobia distract us from real issues’, Cape Times, May 26. FULLTEXT

[2008] (with Tobias Hlalambelo) ‘The Spectacle of Inhospitality’, WISER Review (Mail and Guardian biannual Supplement).

[2008] (with Loren Landau) ‘Here come the raids again’, Mail and Guardian, February 11. FULLTEXT

[2007] (with Jean-Pierre Misago) ‘Police leave foreigners in the lurch’, Mail and Guardian, June 8-14.