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Review: ‘The Gray Zone: Sovereignty, Human Smuggling and Undercover Police Investigations in Europe’ by Gregory Feldman

Dafna Rachok , May 28th, 2020


Irregular migration has been one of the most popular topics of the political debates in Europe for already a few years. Issues of border policing and border control…


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HSR II: Consequences of anti-smuggling and anti-trafficking policies

Allegra , April 10th, 2017


In the first of two questions of the second roundtable, human smuggling experts share their views on the (un)intended consequences of anti-smuggling and anti-trafficking policies. We assembled a range…


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Roundtable II: Responses by Luigi Achilli

Luigi Achilli , April 10th, 2017


What are the unintended consequences of anti-smuggling and anti-trafficking policies? From the perspective of media, border authorities, and public opinion, human smuggling is perceived as an exploita…


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Roundtable II: Responses by Alexandra Ricard-Guay

Alexandra Ricard-Guay , April 10th, 2017


What are the intended/unintended consequences of anti-smuggling and anti-trafficking policies? Alexandra Ricard-Guay is a Research Associate at the European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre…


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Roundtable II: Responses by Peter Tinti & Tuesday Reitano

Peter Tinti , April 10th, 2017


What are the intended/unintended consequences of anti-smuggling and anti-trafficking policies? Migrant smugglers exist because there is demand for people to move irregularly or illegally across border…


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Roundtable II: Responses by Robert Barsky

Robert Barsky , April 10th, 2017


What are the intended/unintended consequences of anti-smuggling and anti-trafficking policies? Although aimed at reducing the suffering and risk incurred by migrants, forced and otherwise, most anti-s…


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The human smugglers roundtable is back!

Antje Missbach , April 10th, 2017


While irregular migration is a global phenomenon, the mechanisms that allow for it to occur have received scant scholarly attention. Depictions of irregular migrants from war-torn and economically…


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Roundtable II: Responses by Luca Rainieri

Luca Rainieri , April 10th, 2017


What are the intended/unintended consequences of anti-smuggling and anti-trafficking policies? Within fragile countries of the European neighbourhood and extended neighbourhood, anti-smuggling and ant…


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Roundtable II: Responses by Jared P. Van Ramshorst

Jared P. Van Ramshorst , April 10th, 2017


What are the intended/unintended consequences of anti-smuggling and anti-trafficking policies? Anti-smuggling and anti-trafficking policies are intended to disrupt and deter cross-border smuggling and…


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Roundtable II: Responses by David Danelo

David J. Danelo , April 10th, 2017


What are the intended/unintended consequences of anti-smuggling and anti-trafficking policies? Let’s consider two continents. At the beginning of 2015, Europe prided itself on the freedom of movement …


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Roundtable II: Responses by Caitlin Blanchfield & Nina Valerie Kolowratnik

Caitlin Blanchfield , April 10th, 2017


What are the intended/unintended consequences of anti-smuggling and anti-trafficking policies? Anti-smuggling and anti-trafficking policies have far reaching impacts in borderlands communities. For th…


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Roundtable II: Responses by Wendy Vogt

Wendy Vogt , April 10th, 2017


What are the intended/unintended consequences of anti-smuggling and anti-trafficking policies? It is widely estimated that hundreds of thousands of people are trafficked in Mexico each year. Since 200…


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Call for papers: Critical Approaches to Irregular Migration Facilitation

Luigi Achilli , October 25th, 2016


Workshop: Critical Approaches to Irregular Migration Facilitation: Grounding the Theory and Praxis of Human Smuggling Where: University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas (USA) When: April…


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Introducing Europe at a Crossroads: An Investigation of European Politics of Austerity and Inhospitality

Michael Newton , July 15th, 2016


The idea of the European Union as a partnership for peace, an experiment in post-national democracy, and an abode for human rights, has been subjected to a sobering…


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If we question the figure of the ‘smuggler’ and the ‘trafficker’, we should also raise questions about the state

Josiah Heyman , April 8th, 2016


When we raise questions about the assumed figures of the ‘smuggler’ and ‘trafficker’, we must also in parallel raise questions about agencies, officers, policies, and discourses of the…


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The Buddhist people smuggler

Bodean Hedwards , April 7th, 2016


Since the 1950s, there has been a continuous flow of Tibetans fleeing across the Himalayas, seeking refuge in exiled communities in Nepal, India and around the world. While…


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How Immigration Policies Create Smugglers

Rebecca Galemba , April 7th, 2016


In the spring of 2007, when I was driving with Ramón (all names have been changed), a Mexican man who lives along an unmonitored road that crosses the…


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What makes a good coyote? Mexican Migrants’ satisfaction with human smugglers

Daniel E. Martínez , April 6th, 2016


Clandestine migration across the US-Mexico border is a dangerous process. Not only must one avoid detection by US authorities, but also encounters with bandits known as bajadores, drug…


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Smuggling evolutions in North Africa: the need of a new approach

Paola Monzini , April 5th, 2016


In what follows I present the evolution of migrant smuggling in north Africa over the last decade in order to understand the foundations of smuggling in this region…


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Rescuing Refugees in the context of Europe’s Fight Against Human Smuggling

Ilse van Liempt , April 5th, 2016


Human smuggling has been considered a crime in the European context since the beginning of the 2000s. It has been defined in the Council Directive 2002/90/EC as the…


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Crossing the border, blurring the boundaries: alternative views on human smuggling from the Horn of Africa to Europe

Milena Belloni , April 4th, 2016


Hundreds of thousands of migrants from the Horn of Africa have systematically crossed international borders throughout Africa into Europe in the last decade. Among them were over 150,000…


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Migrant deaths: explaining variations over time and across smuggling routes

Ferruccio Pastore , April 4th, 2016


Large amounts of economic, political and communication resources are being invested (how effectively is another matter) in trying to deal with the refugee crisis. The same can hardly…


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Human Smugglers | Workshop Abstracts – Part 2

Allegra , April 1st, 2016


The workshop “Critical approaches to irregular migration facilitation: dismantling the human smuggler narrative” is fast approaching! Unique in its genre, the workshop aims to problematise…


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Human Smugglers | Workshop Abstracts – Part 1

Allegra , March 31st, 2016


The workshop “Critical approaches to irregular migration facilitation: dismantling the human smuggler narrative” is fast approaching! Unique in its genre, the workshop aims to problematise…


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