Edited collective volume

Publication details

Formation and Disintegration of the Balkan Refugee Corridor: Camps, Routes and Borders in Croatian Context (English)
(Title in english: Formation and Disintegration of the Balkan Refugee Corridor: Camps, Routes and Borders in Croatian Context)

Publisher: Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research (Zagreb), Centre for Peace Studies (Zagreb), Faculty of Political Science University of Zagreb – Centre for Ethnicity, Citizenship and Migration, bordermonitoring.eu e.V. (München)
ISBN: 978-9538089343
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Year of publication: 2018

Editor(s) details

Emina Bužinkić

Publication description

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Balkan route, Securitization, Balkan corridor, camp, routes, migrant struggles, confinement, civil society, representation, humanitarianism
Contrary to the predominant tendencies to address the Balkan corridor (the gateway for Europe from Autumn 2015 to Spring 2016) only in general terms, mostly in political context and from the perspective of ‘receiving’ European countries, the seven studies included in this book aim to offer in-depth, empirically based and critically engaged view of the Balkan corridor itself, with the focus on the Croatian context. All studies included in the book are based on a long-term engagement and/or fieldwork, thus offering first-hand insights into everyday dynamics and practices of governing the Balkan corridor which had and still have substantial influence on individual lives, political and legal frameworks and decisions etc. The book critically approaches different procedures and practices along the Balkan corridor by focusing on the governance of the corridor, management of the transit camps, migrant ‘imperceptible politics’ of resistance, the civil society actors and their critique that tried to improve the internal system and influence the larger system of the EU policies, as well as the media and public perception. It employs and questions concepts developed within critical migration studies in the particular social and political context of the formation of the corridor, offering directions for their broadening or redefinition and showing the peripheries of Europe as contested places essential for the understanding European migration regime.