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14 March, 2018
The aim of the paper is twofold.
Irregular migration, Cooperation
29 November, 2017
Under the Greece-Turkey Readmission Agreement, irregular migrants and asylum seekers whose claims are found inadmissible by the Greek authorities are readmitted to Turkey since the EU-Turkey Statem
Refugees, Readmission, Asylum
Harrowing Journeys - Children and youth on the move across the Mediterranean Sea, at risk of trafficking and exploitation12 September, 2017
Young migrants and refugees set out to escape harm or secure better futures – and face staggering risks in the process. For children and youth on the move via the Mediterranean Sea routes to Europe
Irregular migration, Trafficking, Exploitation, Safe migration, Children, Child migration
4 May, 2017
This report provides an in-depth analysis of the impact of EU policies in addressing the so-called European migration or refugee ‘crisis’ in 2015 and 2016.
Irregular migration, Cross-Mediterranean flow, Migrant deaths, EU Migration Policy
14 March, 2017
Despite externalized Migration policies within Europe in order to secure borders and an enormous concern for human Smuggling in the Media and political debates, people continue to cross borders und
Smuggling, Borders, Unwanted entries, Migrants
A Tale of Two Cities: Multiple Practices of Bordering and Degrees of ‘Transit’ in and through Turkey
30 January, 2017
Turkey has been part of an expanding European border regime through the construct of ‘transit’.
Externalization, Transit, Bordering, City/Urban
Assessing the Risks of Migration along the Central and Eastern Mediterranean Routes: Iraq and Nigeria as Case Study Countries
30 November, 2016
The purpose of this study is to give breadth to the concept of “safe migration” by analysing patterns of migration and return from two case study countries: Iraq and Nigeria.
Smuggling, Irregular migration, Resettlement, Family, Asylum, Policy, Safe migration
6 August, 2016
Thousands of irregular migrants and Refugees are transported from conflict areas and/or underdeveloped countries to wealthy Western states.
Irregular migration, Smuggling, Refugee, Crime
Management of irregular Migration: Syrians in Turkey as paradigm shifters for forced Migration studies
3 August, 2016
In the context of the series of civil wars that have struck the Middle East since the 1980s, the politico-economic changes in the post-Soviet geography of Eastern Europe and the Russian states, and
precarity, Statelessness, Forced migration, Irregular migration, Refugee, Labour law
1 July, 2016
Turkey has recently transitioned from being largely a country of out-migration and transit migration to a country of destination for many of migrants seeking Employment as well as Refugees from Syr
Refugee, Trafficking in persons, Labour migration, Migration policy
1 January, 2016
Who these people were and what processes followed their death were the questions at the core of a
Aegean Sea, Evros, Sea travel, Migrants death
From Transit Migrants to Trading Migrants: Development Opportunities for Nigerians in the Transnational Trade Sector of IstanbulSustainability,International Development Studies, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, NetherlandsJoris Schapendonk
27 June, 2013
This paper critically discusses the relation between human Mobility and Development.
Migration-trade nexus, Translocal Development, Istanbul, Migration hub, Informal trade, Transit migration, Transnationalism
‘Transit’ and ‘Suspension’: Migration Management or the Metamorphosis of Asylum-Seekers into ‘Illegal’ Immigrants
25 November, 2010
This article explores the historical construction of the ‘transit country’ as one answer to the perceived loss of control over Migration that Governments of the developed North have increasingly fe
Migration management, Asylum, Irregular migration, Transit, Suspension
Work, Refuge, Transit: An Emerging Pattern of Irregular Immigration South and East of the Mediterranean
1 September, 2009
Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEM) countries have recently turned into receivers of migrants, but they have neither the institutions nor the policies that would allow them to integrate migran
Irregular migration, Labour migration, Informal sector, Vulnerable
International Development Studies, Department of Human Geography and Planning, Utrecht University, the NetherlandJoris Schapendonk
16 November, 2001
In the late 1990s transit Migration to the European Union (EU) has emerged as a new field of discussion in both Policy arenas and academia.
Transit migration, EU borderlands, Trajectory ethnography, Mobilities turn, Borders
This paper provides an overview of the nexus of migration and security with a focus on East Mediterranean and on the EU's migration policy from the mid 2000s to the Arab Spring and its afterma
Security, Migrant flow, Policy, Arab Spring