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Political and Military Sociology

The European Refugee Crisis, 1st Edition

Edited by Karthika Sasikumar, Danijela Dudley


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This special edition of Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review encompasses a full range of coverage on the European refugee crisis. Contributions include a focus on the characteristics and motivations of modern-day migrants, an analysis of the inconsistent standards displayed by the European Union, and the militarization happening across parts of Europe in response.

The volume leads with a discussion on the identity of the refugees: who are they and what are their reasons for leaving their homelands? Following chapters cover the response across Europe in countries including Serbia, Greece, Turkey, and Italy. The penultimate chapter examines the European Union’s inadequate response to the unfolding crisis, and the book concludes with a central analysis of the agreements between the EU and transit countries with remarks on the unintended consequences that have emerged.

Table of Contents



Danijela Dudley and Karthika Sasikumar

Who Are the Refugees?: A Demographic Analysis

Petar Vrgović and Nila Kapor-Stanulović

Serbia and the Migration Crisis: The Power of Framing

Karthika Sasikumar

From Ambiguous Refugees to Potential Citizens: Turkey's Domestic and International Challenges and its Syrians

Sultan Tepe and Anahit Gomtsian

The Ex-Yugoslav States and the 2015 Refugee/Migrant Crisis: Victims or Opportunists?

Filip Kovačević

Policing the Mediterranean: The Use of Naval Forces in Immigration Enforcement

Jonathan Swarts

Italy and the Refugee Crisis: The Humanitarian Dilemma

Francesca Longo

Challenged Integration: Europe's Refugee Crisis

Danijela Dudley

From Technologies of Control to "Facebook Refugees:" The Unintended Consequences of the EU-Turkey Agreement on the Refugee Crisis in Greece

Neovi M. Karakatsanis

About the Editors

Karthika Sasikumar is Associate Professor of Political Science at San Jose State University. She has done postdoctoral work at the University of British Columbia and Harvard University. Her research interests are in international security, national identity, and immigration. Her articles have appeared in Mediterranean Quarterly, Review of International Studies, and Place Branding and Public Diplomacy.

Danijela Dudley is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at San Jose State University. She received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Riverside. Her research focuses on civil–military relations, institution building in transitioning societies, the influence of international integration on democratization processes, and European politics.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General