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Border control is out of control

Andersson, Ruben (2015) Border control is out of control. Discovery Society (01 Feb 2015). Blog.

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Abstract

It is without doubt one of the most iconic migration images of 2014. On 22 October, some dozen undocumented African migrants are caught on camera by a Spanish activist as they straddle the triple fence surrounding Melilla, a Spanish enclave in North Africa. Outside lies the wild grass and craggy rocks of the Moroccan borderlands; inside awaits a verdant golf lawn. The two golfers, indifferent to the fence-straddlers, are dressed in immaculate whites; the migrants, in shabby rags. To their right a border guard in riot gear eases himself onto the fence, ready to confront those trespassing on the manicured gardens of “Fortress Europe”.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://www.discoversociety.org/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > International Development
Research centres and groups > Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2015 12:55
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2015 13:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61050

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