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At Europe's Edge: Migration and Crisis in the Mediterranean

Ċetta Mainwaring


The Mediterranean Sea is now the deadliest region in the world for migrants. Although the death toll has been rising for many years, the EU response remains fragmented and short sighted. Politicians frame these migration flows as an unprecedented crisis and emphasize migration control at the EU’s external boundaries. In this context, At Europe’s Edge investigates (1) why the EU prioritizes the fortification of its external borders; (2) why migrants nevertheless continue to cross the Mediterranean and to die at sea; and (3) how EU member states on the southern periphery respond to their new rol ... More

Keywords: Migration, crisis, borders Mediterranean, Malta, European Union, migrant journeys, ethnography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198842514
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198842514.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ċetta Mainwaring, author
Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow