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Salih, Ruba and Marchetti, Sabrina (2015) Gender and Mobility across Southern and Eastern European Borders: "Double Standards" and the Ambiguities of the European Neighbourhood Policy. Rome: IAI.

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Abstract

This article proposes a gendered critique of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), a policy framework that, amongst other things, aims to facilitate the mobility of migrants to the EU from the bordering countries. We highlight the ambivalences of European regimes of gender and migration, and we take issue with the celebration of the "feminisation of migration." The former fails to offer opportunities to women to safely embark on autonomous migratory projects, the latter contributes to reproduce traditional gender biases in the countries of origin as well as of destination. We conclude by suggesting that the EU critique to emigration countries for failing to tackle women's discrimination falls short of persuasiveness when confronted with the curtailment on women's independent mobility within the ENP framework.

Item Type: Monographs and Working Papers (Working Paper)
Additional Information: Paper produced within the framework of the New-Med Research Network, May 2015
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Anthropology & Sociology
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Centre for Gender Studies
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 9788898650439
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2015 07:56
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/20139

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