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The EU, Migration and the Politics of Administrative Detention

1st Edition

Edited by Michela Ceccorulli, Nicola Labanca


250 pages | 15 B/W Illus.

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Migration is now regarded as a security issue, both in public debate and government policies. In turn, the phenomenon of detention as a governance practice has emerged, and the developing presence of camps in Europe for migrants has given rise to a tangle of new and complex issues.

This book examines the phenomenon of irregular immigration, and provides a comprehensive picture of the practices and the implications of detention of migrants within and the European Union. It analyses ‘detention’ as a tool of governance and in doing so explores several key themes:

  • the security threat for Europe
  • the security governance processes enacted to handle irregular immigration
  • the forms of detention in different geographical contexts
  • the effectiveness of the EU’s approach to the issue.

The EU, Migration and the Politics of Administrative Detention will be of interest to students and scholars of the EU’s external relations, migration, human rights, European politics and security studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction the Editors Part 1: The EU and irregular immigration: how securitized is it? 2. Bilateral Patterns of Cooperation on Readmission: Premises and impact on human rights observance Florian Trauner 3. Expulsion of undocumented citizens: weak harmonization and little attention to people's rights Marco Borraccetti 4. Images of the Immigrant Pierangelo Isernia Part 2: Detention Centres in EU Member States 5. Geography and chronology of centers Nicola Labanca and Michela Ceccorulli 6. Detention structures in Greece Regina Mantanika 7. Detention in Poland and Romania Eva Ottavy 8. A typology of centers in Italy Giuseppe Campesi Part 3. Camps on the border of Europe 9. Immigration Detention in Turkey Esra Kaytaz 10. Migrant and Refugee Detention Centers in Ukraine Franck Düvell 11. The Mediterranean as a buffer: confining irregular migrants in North Africa Michela Ceccorulli 12. The morality of confinement: a philosophical outlook Ermanno Vitale 13. Conclusions the Editors

About the Editors

Michela Ceccorulli is Research Fellow at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy.

Nicola Labanca is Associate Professor of Contemporary History, University of Siena, Italy.

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Routledge Advances in European Politics

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