Tag Archives: Israel

Taxi to Tel Aviv: Precarious lives, contested freedoms – laying claim to asylum in cities of the Global North

In Germany, it is pre-election time. And the leader of the main opposition party, Social Democratic (SPD) candidate Martin Schulz, has finally found what he believes to be the most potent weapon to dent the popularity of incumbent Chancellor Angela … Continue reading

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‘The Infiltrator’ versus ‘The Refugee’: exploring new forms of solidarity and their limitations

This blog is part of a presentation I will give at the Development Studies Association Conference, Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 14:00 to 15:30, Magdalen College, University of Oxford. The presentation will expand on the themes below and relate them to … Continue reading

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Solidarity in times of the ‘refugee crisis’: the emergence of a politics of resistance?

Even as – at least when listening to the media – it seems that Europe faces a unique challenge with the increasing numbers of refugees (or as the British media prefers to call them, towing the government line, migrants), who … Continue reading

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Academic publishing and the (hidden) dynamics of censorship

I just had an article published in Africa Spectrum on Universal Rights versus Exclusionary Politics, using aspirations and despair among Eritrean refugees in Tel Aviv as the case study. This article was originally submitted to a different Journal that focuses … Continue reading

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Securitization and the humanitarian void: refugees will not go away, however much we pose as the three monkeys

First came Fortress Europe and a refugee and migration regime that prioritized secure borders over humanitarian concerns or human rights. These were the days when the Italian government made a deal with the Libya of Colonel Gadhafi to return any … Continue reading

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