Post Tagged with: "migration"

The Politics of the Humanitarian Crisis in Europe

The Politics of the Humanitarian Crisis in Europe

In the face of the horrors and the tragic loss of life, allowing or even encouraging the spread of chaos by yielding to blackmail is always the wrong policy.

Who is a Refugee?

Who is a Refugee?

The very idea of who counts as a refugee is at stake due to new political discourse, and that may have dangerous consequences for all those seeking asylum around the world.

Europe’s Response to Migrant Tragedy in the Mediterranean

Europe’s Response to Migrant Tragedy in the Mediterranean

Recent EU responses should make us wonder whether the political atmosphere around migration in Europe means that the continent has journeyed to the heart of darkness.

Drowning Migrants Is Not the Answer

Drowning Migrants Is Not the Answer

Criminalization is not the answer to the movement of people across the Mediterranean. We have to recognize that it is this act of criminalization which is killing people, not the desire to migrate.

The Future of Slavery in Australia

The Future of Slavery in Australia

Slavery and trafficking will not be defeated unless those fighting it can simultaneously prevent its growth, whilst strategically responding to its current expressions.

Switzerland and the EU: Many a Slip Between Swiss Cup and Lip

Switzerland and the EU: Many a Slip Between Swiss Cup and Lip

Swiss politics has too many veto players for swift decisions. It is out of the interplay of these contending forces that any change in its foreign policy will come.

The Eclipse of Europe: Italy, Libya, and the Surveillance of Borders

The Eclipse of Europe: Italy, Libya, and the Surveillance of Borders

The EU lacks a common foreign policy to tackle immigration. Thus, national policies fill this gap. For this reason, political initiatives at the local level are crucial.

States, Migrants, and Rights

States, Migrants, and Rights

Today, refugees are increasingly at risk in the context of a European approach to migration which has once again made refugees deportable. This trend requires attention.

Europe’s Border Disorder

Europe’s Border Disorder

As the best way to appraise the significance of its border disorder, the EU needs to realize that both its external and internal borders are just different levels of the same political theatre.

Lampedusa and the ‘Crisis’ of Migration

Lampedusa and the ‘Crisis’ of Migration

If the response to migration is for Europe to make its southern border even more dangerous to cross and to detain more migrants in ever more appalling decisions, then we have lurched in the wrong direction.

Review – The Migration Industry

Review – The Migration Industry

Gammeltoft-Hansen and Nyberg Sørensen’s volume expertly weaves together case studies which offer a contextualised account of roles, conflicts & practices in the migration industry.

Migrant Cosmopolitanism

Migrant Cosmopolitanism

Republican cosmopolitanism is only part of cosmopolitanism—the most reactionary part. The true agents and movers of cosmopolitan history and politics have always been, and continue to be, migrants.

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