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Refugee protests in hotspots : a first comparison between Lampedusa and Lesbos

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dc.contributor.author Guida, Alessandra
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-01T09:24:54Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-01T09:24:54Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/35545
dc.description.abstract In contrast with the narrative of voiceless refugees, this working paper shows the political agency of refugees in hotspots. The hotspot approach was introduced by the EU in 2015 to formerly alleviate pressure from Greece and Italy, however, it has rapidly led to the systematic violation of human rights. Hence, refugees are engaging in protests, often deploying extreme methods. The present working paper aims at analysing how refugees try to overcome the situation of limbo and isolation in hotspots. In addition, the paper aims at investigating the strategies deployed by the protestors and on how they use emotions to challenge the stereotyped idea of victims or threats. In particular, the article focuses on the comparison between the hotspots in Lampedusa, Italy and Moria, Greece, where the two factors of spatial isolation and protracted stays are striking the most.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries GRITIM working papers series;
dc.relation.ispartofseries GRITIM working papers series;37
dc.rights Aquest document està subjecte a una llicència d'ús de Creative Commons, amb la qual es permet copiar, distribuir i comunicar públicament l'obra sempre que se'n citin l'autor original, la universitat i el departament i no se'n faci cap ús comercial ni obra derivada, tal com queda estipulat en la llicència d'ús (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/es/)
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/es/
dc.subject.other Hotspots
dc.subject.other Refugees
dc.subject.other Political agency
dc.subject.other Lesbos
dc.subject.other Lampedusa
dc.title Refugee protests in hotspots : a first comparison between Lampedusa and Lesbos
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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