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Migration and Citizenship in “Athens of Crisis”

An Interview with Vice Mayor Lefteris Papagiannakis

Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou and Nina Papachristou

European Union and as a pro-European I don’t think we defend it enough. I think right now we’re recreating the wrong model … I’m not saying the solution is open borders for everyone to come in, but we need to be more open and find other solutions because

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Managing a Multiplicity of Interests

The Case of Irregular Migration from Libya

Melissa Phillips

-accelerated entry into the European Union. Since the 2011 revolution, Libya has been grappling with serious governance, economic, and security matters. Throughout this period there has been no reduction in irregular arrivals by sea, a marked increase in the number

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Transit Migration in Niger

Stemming the Flows of Migrants, but at What Cost?

Sébastien Moretti

Introduction Confronted with the arrival of over one million migrants and refugees in Europe in 2015 alone, the European Union (EU) reacted by adopting increasingly restrictive measures, including the closure of borders into many European

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Reconceptualizing Transit States in an Era of Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Obfuscation

Antje Missbach and Melissa Phillips

in migration and refugee studies and related disciplines. Some scholars working primarily on the migration trends within the context of the European Union (EU) have provided detailed overviews on the genealogy of the label “transit country” and how

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Francesco Carella

think there is a tendency to promote “Northern” models of regional cooperation, such as the European Union, in the “global South.” This can be seen clearly with Mercosur in South America, CARICOM in the Caribbean, ECOWAS in West Africa, and at an earlier

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“Looking for One's Life”

Trapped Mobilities and Adventure in Morocco

Sébastien Bachelet

region ( Timera 2009 ). The analysis of migrants’ experiences is articulated from the entrenched postulate that Europe is the ultimate destination. As pointed out by Michael Collyer and Hein de Haas, this conveniently enables the European Union to

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When Transit States Pursue Their Own Agenda

Malaysian and Indonesian Responses to Australia's Migration and Border Policies

Antje Missbach and Gerhard Hoffstaedter

, destination states or communities of states, such as the European Union, seek to impose their interests on their neighbors, hoping to ensure that their neighbors comply with their migration agenda by offering aid and other incentives ( Andersson 2014

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Fashioning Masculinities through Migration

Narratives of Romanian Construction Workers in London

Alexandra Urdea

” lives in London ( Fedyuk 2012 ; Levitt 2001 ; Madiano and Miller 2012 Parreñas 2008 ; Pine 2014 ; see also Werbner 2013: 143 ). A combination of the deregulated job market and open borders across the European Union, with practices of fatherhood and

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From Ecuador to Elsewhere

The (Re)Configuration of a Transit Country

Soledad Álvarez Velasco

economic, political, and security matters ( Bigo 2002 ; Menjívar 2014 ). This process has occurred mainly at the southern fringes of the European Union and the United States, the main initiators and facilitators of the turn toward the global border regime

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Juliano Fiori

principal donors: Western governments. Aid to refugees in countries neighboring Syria has been amply funded, particularly as the European Union has prioritized the containment of Syrians who might otherwise travel to Europe. Meanwhile, countries like India