A narrow interpretation of the term “crisis” in the context of refugees and migrants seeking a new home in the European Union and EU border control regimes could have grave consequences of the lives of many people, according to research from Italy.
Moreover, the intense public debate on the “crisis” has not allowed the public and policymakers alike to recognize that the crisis is not a manifestation of external factors but a problem arising because of the intrinsic weaknesses in the EU border control regime and political instability in the Mediterranean region.
“The ongoing crisis at Europe’s borders can be seen as an ‘epistemic crisis’, signalling the contradictions and fluidity in the language and labels used when discussing human mobility and its governance,” it is argued.
Campesi, G. (2018) ‘Crisis, migration and the consolidation of the EU border control regime‘, Int. J. Migration and Border Studies, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp.196-221.