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There is little basis for viewing migrants in the Mediterranean as a threat to the ‘indigenous’ population of Europe

Ayres, Christopher J. (2015) There is little basis for viewing migrants in the Mediterranean as a threat to the ‘indigenous’ population of Europe. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (10 Jun 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Figures released in June by the International Organisation for Migration estimate that over 100,000 migrants have made the journey across the Mediterranean since the start of 2015. Christopher J. Ayres argues that while some actors have sought to portray this situation as a case of ‘indigenous Europeans’ coming under threat from large-scale migration, there is little to justify this narrative in practice. He writes that Europeans should do more to appreciate the human dimension to the crisis, particularly given their own ancestors once pursued the same route from Africa.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 14:05
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2017 14:05
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71185

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