Border Displacements. Humanitarian visibility between Triton and Mare Nostrum

Tazzioli, Martina. 2016. Border Displacements. Humanitarian visibility between Triton and Mare Nostrum. Migration Studies, 4(1), pp. 1-19. ISSN 2049-5838 [Article]

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This article deals with this ongoing spatial and political recrafting of the Mediterranean sea as a space of migration governmentality. It retraces the recent political and spatial transformations occurred with the starting of the military-humanitarian operation Mare Nostrum in the channel of Sicily and then the handover to the Triton operation coordinated by Frontex. The two specific angles from which it tackles this issue are the politics of and over life that is at stake in the government of migration at sea and the politics of visibility that underpins it. In the first section it analyses the politics and the scene of rescue that has been put into place with the start of Mare Nostrum, tacking stock of the re-articulation of military and humanitarian technologies for governing and containing migrant movements. Then, it discusses the recent transformations occurred with Triton operation and the effects on the level of political actions undertaken by activist migrant groups. The article moves on by taking into account the peculiar politics of visibility that is at stake in the government of migration in the Mediterranean.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1093/migration/mnv042

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Politics

Dates:

DateEvent
16 January 2016Published
1 December 2015Accepted

Item ID:

27308

Date Deposited:

28 Oct 2019 09:27

Last Modified:

28 Oct 2019 09:27

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/27308

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