De la ville-refuge aux sanctuary cities : l’idéal de la ville comme territoire d’hospitalité

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Hailed for their pragmatism, innovativeness and progressive views, cities and their networks seem to bring a fresh air in current migration debates. Our intent, in this special issue, is to address the scale and significance of this trend by contributing to a greater understanding of their networking activities. Revisiting the conceptual framework used in the literature to date, it addresses the diverse forms of networks, their drivers, internal operation and the functions they perform, at all levels of governance. This introductory paper starts with a review of the scholarship on migration‐related city networks. From there, we draw a more fine‐grained sense of the ambivalent role of city networks in the design and implementation of migration governance. The final part of this introduction introduces the papers included in this issue, pointing to the ways in which each casts significant new light on these aspects which, in the current literature, remain unresolved.
This paper outlines Jacques Derrida's vision for the International Parliament of Writers' (IPW) cities of asylum within the context of his political philosophy of a democracy to come. After developing the IPW's institution of the Network of Cities of Asylum, the article details how Derrida's address to the IPW might ask even them to reassess how they approach the political act of hospitality toward acts of free speech. Focusing primarily upon Derrida's invocation and development of an unconditional law of hospitality, a law always constructed as a non‐utopian guide for what is often viewed as a utopian politics, as the guiding mode of solidarity for the cities, this article demonstrates how Derrida envisions the Network as having the potential to reorient geopolitical politics through the act of vigilance and responsibility for free speech.