038 Non-state actors and humanitarian migration management at the delocalized EU border

Wednesday, July 12, 2017: 11:00 AM-12:45 PM
WMB - Gannochy Seminar Room 3 (University of Glasgow)
This session includes four papers contributing from different perspectives and with different geographical foci to the aim of the panel “Non-state actors and humanitarian migration management at the delocalized EU border”. The paper of Spathopoulou focuses on Greece and explores how the humanitarian regime is being imposed and resisted in Athens and in three Aegean islands, how it produces different (humanitarian) categories, how different humanitarian industries contribute in producing a ‘humanitarian border’ as opposed to a homogeneous ‘national’ border. The papers of Follis and Cuttitta focus on different neighbouring countries of the European Union. The first examines how Poland externalizes its borders by funding projects carried out by the Catholic charity Caritas in Jordan and Lebanon, and the relationship between the NGO’s humanitarian aims and the containment imperative of its funders. The second is an attempt to produce a critical mapping of non-state actors in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt by analysing the multiplication and differentiation, as well as the changing role, of such actors in these countries, and by assessing in how far their humanitarian action contributes to the denationalization and/or depoliticization of the border. Finally, Caprioglio’s paper focuses on the work carried out by the Italian Red Cross in an agricultural district in southern Italy, to show the specific form of humanitarian inclusion that takes shape through the government of migrant workforce at an internalized EU border.
Paolo Cuttitta
Discussant :
Giuseppe Sciortino
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