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The Humanitarian War Against Migrant Smugglers at Sea / Glenda Garelli; Martina Tazzioli

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Swansea University Author: Tazzioli, Martina

  • Accepted Manuscript under embargo until: 21st November 2019

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DOI (Published version): 10.1111/anti.12375

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This paper deals with the military-humanitarian technology of migration management, focusing on the EUNAVFOR MED “Operation Sophia”, the naval and air force intervention deployed by the EU in the Central Southern Mediterranean to disrupt “the business model of human smuggling and trafficking” while...

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Published in: Antipode
ISSN: 00664812
Published: 2017
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa37959
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Abstract: This paper deals with the military-humanitarian technology of migration management, focusing on the EUNAVFOR MED “Operation Sophia”, the naval and air force intervention deployed by the EU in the Central Southern Mediterranean to disrupt “the business model of human smuggling and trafficking” while “protecting life at sea." The essay takes into account military-humanitarian mode of migration management that EUNVAFOR MED operation performs from three vantage points: logistics, with a focus on the infrastructure of migrant travels; subjectivity, looking at the migrant profiles this operation works through; and epistemology, building on the mission’s first stage of intelligence and data gathering. Through this multi-focal approach, the paper illuminates the productivity of this military-humanitarian approach to the migration crisis in the Mediterranean.
Keywords: Mediterranean; military; humanitarianism; refugees; EUNAVFOR.
College: College of Science