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Sabina Barone and Mehdi Alioua

are more than just stopovers. The stage is a necessary mechanism for movement in space, and it has economic, anthropological, social, and political effects on the people themselves, but also on the places. The temporal and relational dimensions are key

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“Coaching” Queer

Hospitality and the Categorical Imperative of LGBTQ Asylum Seeking in Lebanon and Turkey

Aydan Greatrick

decision makers. On the other hand, this article will also observe how “coaching” runs parallel with their more sensitive refugee support programmes, allowing queer organizations to tentatively—and within the small space of their offices—practice a model of

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Migration and Citizenship in “Athens of Crisis”

An Interview with Vice Mayor Lefteris Papagiannakis

Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou and Nina Papachristou

structures” offer a different way of organizing life and integration to refugees? Papagiannakis There is space for these types of structures, but we have to be clear on the issue of who has responsibility for what in the construction of society. I’m being a

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Jelena Tošić and Annika Lems

engaging both those who are mobile and those who stayed put (and possibly anticipate moving). In that sense, rather than representing a temporal-spatial binary, Africa and Europe form a common historical-social space in spite of obvious inequality on a

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Re/Making Immigration Policy through Practice

How Social Workers Influence What It Means to Be a Refused Asylum Seeker

Kathryn Tomko Dennler

law and what was practiced on the ground by social workers. This gap was the space for action, in which social workers interpreted and implemented myriad acts of complex legislation with overlapping remit that often fit together only poorly, and in

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Refuge and History

A Critical Reading of a Polemic

Benjamin Thomas White

something crucial: the international refugee system will extend, and function, only as far as states allow it to. The convention was extended in time and space because states wanted this; UNHCR's operations have consistently outrun its legal mandate

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“My Visa Application Was Denied, I Decided to Go Anyway”

Interpreting, Experiencing, and Contesting Visa Policies and the (Im)mobility Regime in Algeria

Farida Souiah

to their insufficient means and the fact that the consular agent who examined the application was not convinced that they would leave the Schengen space beyond the duration of their visa. It is interesting that none of the people I spoke to mentioned

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“Looking for One's Life”

Trapped Mobilities and Adventure in Morocco

Sébastien Bachelet

powers. The restricted mobility of my informants was embedded in what Ghassan Hage (2016: 42) describes as “a colonial spatial politics” that manages relations between the “spaces of the colonial good life” and the “spaces of war and colonization” to be

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Refugia Roundtable

Imagining Refugia: Thinking Outside the Current Refugee Regime

Nicholas Van Hear, Veronique Barbelet, Christina Bennett, and Helma Lutz

. Moreover, most of the proposals—including the kindred ideas of charter cities, free havens, and special zones—envisage deregulated places that are the dream spaces of neoliberal zealots. But despite these caveats, perhaps some version of these ideas may

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Dirty Work, Dangerous Others

The Politics of Outsourced Immigration Enforcement in Mexico

Wendy Vogt

the consolidation of political power. The criminalization of unauthorized immigrant populations makes them more exploitable as cheap laborers to do the “dirty work” of households, farms, and slaughterhouses in spaces of transit and destination