This special edition of the Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review encompasses a full range of coverage on the European refugee crisis. With diverse perspectives and exhaustive empirical research, it examines the causes and effects of the ongoing crisis in one full volume. Contributions include a focus on the characteristics and motivations of modern-day migrants, an analysis into the inconsistent standards displayed by the European Union, and the militarization happening across parts of Europe in response.
The volume leads with a discussion on the identity of the refugees: who are they and what are their reasons for leaving their homelands? Following chapters cover the response across Europe in countries including Serbia, Greece, Turkey, Italy, and the former Yugoslav states. The penultimate chapter examines the European Union's inadequate response to the unfolding crisis, and the book concludes with a central analysis of the agreements between the EU and transit countries with remarks on the unintended consequences that have emerged.
Taken together, the chapters provide an important and timely study of the still unfolding migration crisis. Beyond the sensationalist media coverage, contributing authors bring to the fore expert knowledge and objective analysis on the treatment of refugees and ultimately contribute to a greater goal of policy relevance and fairer outcomes.
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Karthika Sasikumar is Associate Professor of Political Science at San Jose State University. She has done postdoctoral work at the University of British Columbia and Harvard University. Her research interests are in international security, national identity, and immigration. Her articles have appeared in Mediterranean Quarterly, Review of International Studies, and Place Branding and Public Diplomacy.
Danijela Dudley is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at San Jose State University. She received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Riverside. Her research focuses on civil-military relations, institution building in transitioning societies, the influence of international integration on democratization processes, and European politics.
Danijela Dudley and Karthika Sasikumar
Who Are the Refugees?: A Demographic Analysis
Petar Vrgovic and Nila Kapor-Stanulovic
Serbia and the Migration Crisis: The Power of Framing
From Ambiguous Refugees to Potential Citizens: Turkey's Domestic and International Challenges and its Syrians
Sultan Tepe and Anahit Gomstsian
The Ex-Yugoslav States and the 2015 Refugee/Migrant Crisis: Victims or Opportunists?
Policing the Mediterranean: The Use of Naval Forces in Immigration Enforcement
Italy and the Refugee Crisis: The Humanitarian Dilemma
Challenged Integration: Europe's Refugee Crisis
From Technologies of Control to "Facebook Refugees:" The Unintended Consequences of the EU-Turkey Agreement on the Refugee Crisis in Greece
Neovi M. Karakatsanis