Re-imagining the ‘Area of Freedom, Security and Justice’ : Europe’s security measures experienced by African migrants

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Sumari , L 2020 , Re-imagining the ‘Area of Freedom, Security and Justice’ : Europe’s security measures experienced by African migrants . in J Laine , I Moyo & C Changwe Nshimbi (eds) , Expanding Boundaries : Borders, Mobilities and the Future of Europe-Africa Relations . Border Region Series , Routledge , London , pp. 200-215 .

Title: Re-imagining the ‘Area of Freedom, Security and Justice’ : Europe’s security measures experienced by African migrants
Author: Sumari, Laura
Other contributor: Laine, Jussi
Moyo, Inocent
Changwe Nshimbi, Christopher
Contributor organization: Department of Cultures
Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives
Centre for European Studies
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 2020-12-28
Language: eng
Number of pages: 16
Belongs to series: Expanding Boundaries
Belongs to series: Border Region Series
ISBN: 978-0-367-53921-4
978-1-003-08372-6
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/345711
Abstract: This chapter examines how the EU’s and Schengen countries’ security measures and related bordering practices are experienced by sub-Saharan African refugees, migrants and returnees in various stages of the displacement, on state borders as well as before and after crossing them. Drawing on research material gathered through multi-sited fieldwork in Kenya, Ethiopia, Cyprus, Italy and Finland the chapter elaborates how European securitizing response to migration does not stop migratory movements, but rather causes insecurity and suffering to migrants and leads to the EU compromising its self-proclaimed values.
Description: This book challenges the common European notions about African migration to Europe and offers a holistic understanding of the current situation in Africa. It advocates a need to rethink Africa-Europe relations and view migration and borders as a resource rather than sources of a crisis. This book constitutes a valuable resource for research scholars and students of Border Studies, Migration Studies, Conflict and Security Studies, and Development Studies seeking specialisation in these areas. Written in an accessible style, it will also appeal to a more general public interested in gaining a fuller perspective on the African reality.
Subject: 5172 Global Politics
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: unspecified
Usage restriction: openAccess
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