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dc.contributor.authorSteinhilper, E
dc.contributor.authorGruijters, Rob Jan
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-20T00:31:25Z
dc.date.available2018-12-20T00:31:25Z
dc.date.issued2018-06
dc.identifier.issn0038-0385
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/287245
dc.description.abstractDeath and suffering of migrants at Europe’s Mediterranean Sea border has become one of the defining moral and political issues of our time. While humanitarian organizations argue that deaths result from Europe’s policy of exclusion and closure, those employing a deterrence-oriented narrative have argued for even stricter border controls. Perhaps because of its contentious nature, the debate is often devoid of systematic information on the drivers and dynamics of border deaths. This study contributes to our understanding of border deaths in the Mediterranean region in three ways: it describes and evaluates recent data sources on migration and mortality; it provides a descriptive statistical analysis of absolute and relative mortality risks between 2010 and 2016; and it assesses the relationship between European border policy and border deaths. Our findings challenge the dominant deterrence-oriented policy narrative and highlight the failure of European authorities to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis.
dc.publisherSAGE
dc.titleA Contested Crisis: Policy Narratives and Empirical Evidence on Border Deaths in the Mediterranean
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage533
prism.issueIdentifier3
prism.publicationNameSociology
prism.startingPage515
prism.volume52
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.34552
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-01-01
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/0038038518759248
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-01-01
dc.contributor.orcidGruijters, Rob Jan [0000-0003-0599-5046]
dc.identifier.eissn1469-8684
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2018-06-01
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-06-01


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