Solidarity mobilizations in the ‘refugee crisis’ : contentious moves
Title: Solidarity mobilizations in the ‘refugee crisis’ : contentious moves
Editor(s): DELLA PORTA, Donatella
Citation: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology
ISBN: 9783319717524; 9783319717517
This edited collection introduces conceptual innovations that critically engage with understanding refugee movements as part of the broader category of ‘poor people’s movements’. The empirical focus of the work lies on the protest events related to the so-called ‘long summer of migration’ of 2015. It traces the route followed by the migrants from the places of first arrival to the places of passage and on to the places of destination. Through qualitative and quantitative data, the authors map, within a cross-national comparative perspective, the wide set of actions and initiatives that are being created in solidarity with refugees who have made their journey seeking asylum to the European Union, either travelling across the Mediterranean Sea or through South Eastern Europe. It explores these cases from the perspective of social movement studies alongside critical studies on migration and citizenship.
Table of Contents:
-- 1 Contentious Moves: Mobilising for Refugees’ Rights -- 2 ‘We Have Become Refugees in Our Own Country’: Mobilising for Refugees in Istanbul -- 3 Solidarity in Transition: The Case of Greece -- 4 From Border to Border: Refugee Solidarity Activism in Italy Across Space, Time, and Practices -- 5 Interwoven Destinies in the ‘Long Migration Summer’: Solidarity Movements Along the Western Balkan Route -- 6 Refugee Solidarity in a Multilevel Political Opportunity Structure: The Case of Spain -- 7 Emotions that Mobilise: The Emotional Basis of Proasylum Seeker Activism in Austria -- 8 Emotions in the Crisis: Mobilising for Refugees in Germany and Sweden -- 9 Scale Shift and Transnationalisation Within Refugees’ Solidarity Activism. From Calais to the European Level -- 10 Europeans, Shut the Borders! Anti-refugee Mobilisation in Italy and France -- 11 Mapping Protest on the Refugee Crisis: Insights from Online Protest Event Analysis -- 12 Contentious Moves: Some Conclusions