Acts of aid: Neoliberalism in a war zone.
International aid is a dynamic bundle of geographical relationships at the intersection of war, neoliberalism, nature, and fear. The nexus between development and security warrants further conceptualization and empirical grounding beyond the instrumentalist and alarmist discourses that underwrite foreign aid. This article examines two such discourses, that of aid effectiveness and securitization, that serve to … Continue reading Acts of aid: Neoliberalism in a war zone.
Europes Shame: Death at the Borders of the EU
We start with some figures. About 2 million people live on the Canary Islands. On average, the islands handle about 9.5 million tourists per year. This substantial tourist industry contributes over 32% of the Islands GNP. The entire accomodation sector consists of roughly 172,000 hotel beds and roughly 242,000 overnight places other than hotels. … Continue reading Europes Shame: Death at the Borders of the EU
In-Between Places: Trans-Saharan Transit Migrants in Morocco and the Fragmented Journey to Europe
As undocumented migration becomes more difficult, migrants’ journeys become longer and more fragmented. This is a response to new spatialities of migration control which are continually reconfigured in an effort to eliminate clandestine movement. In the trans-Saharan region, this pattern of fragmented journeys also arises from a network of transnational social organisations that depend upon … Continue reading In-Between Places: Trans-Saharan Transit Migrants in Morocco and the Fragmented Journey to Europe