‘Authoritarian neoliberalism’ and the Australian border-industrial complex

  title={‘Authoritarian neoliberalism’ and the Australian border-industrial complex},
  author={Cameron Smith},
  journal={Competition \& Change},
  pages={192 - 217}
  • Cameron Smith
  • Published 15 October 2018
  • Political Science
  • Competition & Change
What functions do the securitization and the militarization of the border serve under ‘authoritarian neoliberalism’ in Australia? Having pursued the policy of mandatory detention of all undocumented migrants since 1992, the Australian government has also increasingly sought to outsource, privatize, and offshore the construction and operation of its immigration detention facilities, whilst simultaneously engaging in increasingly authoritarian interventions via the militarization of border… 

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