Theodore Baird

Main publications


Commentaries at openDemocracy:


Baird, Theodore (forthcoming) Human Smuggling in the East Mediterranean. Routledge.


Baird, Theodore (2016) ‘Surveillance Design Communities in Europe: A Network Analysis’, Surveillance and Society, 14 (1): 34-58. Available online at:


Baird, Theodore & van Liempt, Ilse (2016) ‘Scrutinising the Double Disadvantage: Knowledge Production in the Messy Field of  Migrant Smuggling’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42 (3): 400-417. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2015.1103172


Baird, Theodore (2016) ‘Who Is Responsible for Harm in Immigration Detention? Models of Accountability for Private Corporations’, Global Detention Project, Working Paper No. 11, Available online at:


Roman, Emanuela, Theodore Baird, and Talia Radcliffe (2016) ‘Why Turkey is Not a ‘Safe Country’,’ Statewatch Analysis, No 3/16, February 2016, Available online at:


Baird, Theodore (Online first 13 October 2015) ‘The Geopolitics of Turkey’s ‘Humanitarian Diplomacy’ in Somalia: A Critique’, Review of African Political Economy, DOI: 10.1080/03056244.2015.1084913


Baird, Theodore (2015) ‘Functional Actorness? Border Security in the EU and Turkey’, International Journal of Public Administration, 38 (12): 849-859, Special Issue: Understanding EU Actorness Today: The Role of Crisis on the Division Between EU’s Internal and External Actions and Practices. DOI: 10.1080/01900692.2015.1015548


Baird, Theodore (2015) ‘L’industria del confine,’ inTrasformazione, Vol 4, N° 2,


Baird, Theodore (2015) ‘Nigerian entrepreneurs in Istanbul, Turkey: spatial and temporal dimensions of mixed embeddedness,’ IMI Working Paper Series, 07/2015, Volume 115, International Migration Institute (IMI), University of Oxford. Available online at:


Baird, Theodore (2015) ‘Trafic d’êtres humains et torture au Sinaï,’ Revue Quart Monde, N°233, 2015/1, Special Issue: ‘Esclaves d’hier et d’aujourd’hui’


Baird, Theodore (2014) ‘Watching the Ball: Deception and Exploitation from Nigeria to Turkey’, Turkish Review, 4 (4): 370-377. Special Issue: ‘Turkey and Africa: A Voyage of (Re)discovery’


Baird, Theodore (2014) ‘Human Smuggling and Violence in the East Mediterranean’, International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 10 (3): 121–133. DOI: 10.1108/IJMHSC-06-2013-0010


Baird, Theodore (2013) ‘Theoretical Approaches to Human Smuggling,’ DIIS Working Paper, August 2013:10.


Baird, Theodore (2013) ‘Understanding Human Smuggling as a Human Rights Issue,’ DIIS Policy Brief, August 2013.


Baird, Theodore (2013) ‘Israël et les réfugiés,’ Vivre Ensemble, February 2013.


Baird, Theodore (2012) ‘Le Sinaï et le trafic d’etre humains,’ Vivre Ensemble, December 2012.