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Migration and the Contested Politics of Justice
Europe and the Global Dimension

Edited By

Giorgio Grappi

ISBN 9780367893989
Published June 14, 2021 by Routledge
256 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book discusses the politics of justice in relation to migration addressing both the controversies of governance and the active role of migrants’ struggles in shaping the materiality of justice.

Considering justice and migration as globally contested fields, the book questions received wisdoms of European migration politics, including images of a migratory ‘crises’, the reconfiguration of the borders of justice, and the spurious pretensions of controlling and governing mobility. Gathering global scholars from migration studies, international relations and critical theory, as well as social activists, it advances an extended concept of contestation that goes beyond the simple clash of interests between national and international political actors. As such the book expands the discourse to a wider politics of justice and advances different angles and methodological perspectives from which to question purely normative conceptions of justice. Looking beyond the simple transformations in laws and regulations, the book updates the debate on migration adopting a global perspective.

This book is of key interest to scholars and students of migration studies, European studies, global justice, and labour, gender and EU studies.

Table of Contents

1. Migration and the Contested Politics of Justice: An Introduction

Giorgio Grappi

PART 1: Controversies of Governance and Justice

2. Controversies, Paradoxes and Contested Justice in European Policies on Migration

Catherine Wihtol de Wenden

3. Struggles and Repair Work in the Wake of 2015

Sonja Buckel and Judith Kopp

4. The Global Compact for Migration: Patterns of Contestation and Critical Justice Assessment

Michela Ceccorulli

PART 2: Confronting the Border and the Governance of Migration

5. A Welcome for Eight Months: Europe, the Summer of Migration and Global Justice

Lena Karamanidou and Bernd Kasparek

6. Central American Caravans and Contesting Forms of Migrant Justice: Sovereignty, Violence and Confinement at Question

Blanca Laura Cordero Díaz

7. The EU and the Aerial Geography of Deportation

William Walters

PART 3: Restructuring the Social

8. The Postsocialist Posted Worker: Social Reproduction and the Geography of Class Struggles

Raia Apostolova and Tsvetelina Hristova

9. ‘The Spirit of Europe.’ Differential Migration, Labour and Logistification

Manuela Bojadzijev

10. From Vulnerable Victims to Insurgent Caravaneros: The Genesis and Consolidation of a New Form of Migrant Self-Defence in America

Amarela Varela Huerta and Lisa McLean

11. The Global Ethical Implications of European Policies Towards Migrants and the Issue of Religion

Roberto Marinucci


12. Toward an Archive of Migrant Struggles: Critique and the Materiality of Justice

Maurice Stierl and Martina Tazzioli

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Giorgio Grappi is Research Fellow at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy.