Mobile and Fatal: The EU Borders

Abstract : The aim of this chapter is to describe and analyze these border schemes in accordance with the questions concerning the people who die in the process of migration, and to see how these border controls are responsible – either directly or indirectly – for the deaths of migrants at the borders and how they influence the displacement of these tragedies. This chapter will also present the advantages of a quantitative approach, which is made possible by the clustering of these situations in the Mediterranean Sea. This approach allows the creation of brand new cartographic representations of what can be referred to as a ‘border hotspot’ in order to give a new perception of this border, not to be seen as a limit between two territories but rather as a space between these two zones: a completely separate space where personal stories and tragedies occur. The chapter is original in that it bases its analysis on the social, political and spatial interaction surrounding the maritime area over which the borders of the Mediterranean Sea stretch out, giving it an unprecedented complexity.
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Nicolas Lambert, Olivier Clochard. Mobile and Fatal: The EU Borders. Borderities and the Politics of Contemporary Mobile Borders, 2015, 9781137468840. ⟨halshs-01157514⟩



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