Containing the refugee crisis : how the EU turned the Balkans and Turkey into an EU borderland
The international spectator ; Italian journal of international affairs, 2017, Vol. 52, No. 4, pp. 59-75[BORDERLANDS]
ZARAGOZA CRISTIANI, Jonathan, Containing the refugee crisis : how the EU turned the Balkans and Turkey into an EU borderland, The international spectator ; Italian journal of international affairs, 2017, Vol. 52, No. 4, pp. 59-75[BORDERLANDS] - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/50168
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The events that took place during the 2015-16 refugee crisis in the southeastern EU region boosted unprecedented bordering processes. Borders were reinforced and extended and a costly and difficult deal with Turkey was undertaken; the western Balkans were turned into a vast buffer zone made up of multiple buffer states with fences of all types and sizes; while Greece was ring-fenced and to this day struggles to manage thousands of refugees stranded in camps all over its territory. By seeking to contain the refugee flows, the EU turned its southeastern region into a fortified EU borderland.
Published online: 10 Nov 2017
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/50168
Full-text via DOI: 10.1080/03932729.2017.1375727
ISSN: 0393-2729; 1751-9721
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Grant number: FP7/263277/EU
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