Debordering Europe - Migration and Control Across the Ventimiglia Region

Debordering Europe – Migration and Control Across the Ventimiglia Region
epub | 6.71 MB | English | Isbn:B08R5LF11Q | Author: Livio Amigoni, Silvia Aru, Ivan Bonnin, Gabriele Proglio, Cecilia Vergnano | PAge: 295 | Year: 2021


Description:

This contributed volume analyzes in depth how a border area is constantly reshaped as migration policies harden, and what kind of social, political and economic impacts are produced at local and international level. The study is focused on Ventimiglia, an Italian town located 6 km away from the French-Italian border on the gulf of Genoa with a long story of commerce, custom and smuggling activities related to its proximity to the frontier. While several projects have analyzed other symbolic places of the EU migration crisis such as Lampedusa, Calais and Lesvos, there is a severe empirical gap regarding Ventimiglia, a border town at the very geographic core of the Schengen area. This case study may provide emblematic insights into what European migratory movements are currently revealing in terms of the lack of shared responsibility between EU Member States, the EU common asylum system and respect for human rights, with increasing claims for national sovereignty by some Member States.