Refugees’ Europe: Towards an Inclusive Democracy addresses, through the normative, practical and political views of well-known international experts, the challenges that the so-called refugee crisis has generated for democracy in Europe.
The management of the refugees’ crisis reflects the crisis of democracy in Europe. The refugees’ phenomenon has had a huge impact on European integration, from the local to the supranational scale, making it a pressing matter for the future of democracy in Europe. This book provides a myriad of critical evidence-based expertise combining philosophical, legal, economic and political reflections on how to better understand and deal with the refugees’ case.
Cristina Astier is Researcher at the Basque Institute of Democratic Governance.
Ander Errasti is Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Barcelona.
Prologue: Since We Were Exiles, Let Us Be a Refuge, Patricia Barcena
Introduction: The (Unfortunate) Advent of the Refugees’ Europe, Cristina Astier and Ander Errasti
1. Refugees: A Test for Necropolitics, Javier de Lucas
2. The Antinomies of Refugee Reason, Michael Marder
3. Refugees and Global Free Human Movement: A Framework for Utopian Thinking in the Twenty-First Century, Ricard Zapata
4. From a Wide Fortressed Buffer Zone to Asymmetric Buffer States: The Western Balkans’ Migrant Route, Elena Sánchez Montijano and Jonathan Zaragoza
5. Decentralizing Refugee Resettlement: Engaging Communities in Extending Welcome, Patti Lenard
6. Citizenship and Immigrant Integration in the European Union, Maarten Vink
7. Contesting European Solidarity: The ‘Refugee Crisis’ in the Media, Hans-Jörg Trenz
8. Solidarity Amongst Strangers: Refugiés Sans Frontières: The 'nEU' Abnormal, Joxerramon Bengoetxea
Epilogue: The Migration Crisis as a Structural Crisis of the European Union, Daniel Innerarity