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Campbell, John (2019) 'Conflicting Perspectives on the ‘Migrant Crisis’ in the Horn of Africa.' In: Menjivar, C, Ruis, M and Ness, I, (eds.), The Oxford handbook of migration crises. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Oxford handbooks)

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Abstract

In sharp contrast to the sense of a “migrant crisis” which prevails in Europe, nation states in the Horn of Africa understand migration, including state-induced population displacement, as unexceptional. The chapter addresses this apparent paradox by contrasting European policy discourse on migration with the long-term political and structural processes in northeastern Africa that cause population displacement and migration. The chapter then examines the migration policies of governments in the Horn and concludes by arguing that the European Union misrepresents and misunderstands the factors responsible for large-scale migration and the role of states in exploiting migrants. For these reasons it is highly unlikely that the EU-Horn of Africa Action Plan/Khartoum process will bring about better border management policies and practices.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: crisis, migration, European Union/EU, Horn of Africa, Khartoum Process
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Anthropology & Sociology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
ISBN: 9780190856908
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190856908.013.35
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2018 11:05
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/25489

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