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The Perfect Storm: Sovereignty Games and the Law and Politics of Boat Migration

Gammeltoft-Hansen, Thomas LU (2016) In International Refugee Law Series 7.
Abstract
4.690 migrants have lost their lives in the Mediterranean this year, making 2016 once again set a tragic record and the Mediterranean account for more than three fourths of all registered migrant casualties worldwide. In his most recent book chapter, “The Perfect Storm: Sovereignty Games and the Law and Politics of Boat Migration”, Research Director and Professor Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen argues that the current inability to adequately address the plight of boat migrants may perhaps best be understood as an instance of “the perfect storm”, ie. a confluence of circumstances that in their su, aggravate a given state of affairs dramatically. Both in political and in legal terms, the boat migrant is caught in several inter-related dynamics,... (More)
4.690 migrants have lost their lives in the Mediterranean this year, making 2016 once again set a tragic record and the Mediterranean account for more than three fourths of all registered migrant casualties worldwide. In his most recent book chapter, “The Perfect Storm: Sovereignty Games and the Law and Politics of Boat Migration”, Research Director and Professor Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen argues that the current inability to adequately address the plight of boat migrants may perhaps best be understood as an instance of “the perfect storm”, ie. a confluence of circumstances that in their su, aggravate a given state of affairs dramatically. Both in political and in legal terms, the boat migrant is caught in several inter-related dynamics, all linked to the way that different states re-interpret and instrumentalise sovereign power and responsibility today. (Less)
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Moreno-Lax, Violeta ; Papastavridis, Efthymios ; and
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  abstract     = {4.690 migrants have lost their lives in the Mediterranean this year, making 2016 once again set a tragic record and the Mediterranean account for more than three fourths of all registered migrant casualties worldwide.  In his most recent book chapter, “The Perfect Storm: Sovereignty Games and the Law and Politics of Boat Migration”, Research Director and Professor Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen argues that the current inability to adequately address the plight of boat migrants may perhaps best be understood as an instance of “the perfect storm”, ie. a confluence of circumstances that in their su, aggravate a given state of affairs dramatically. Both in political and in legal terms, the boat migrant is caught in several inter-related dynamics, all linked to the way that different states re-interpret and instrumentalise sovereign power and responsibility today. },
  author       = {Gammeltoft-Hansen, Thomas},
  editor       = {Moreno-Lax, Violeta  and Papastavridis, Efthymios },
  isbn         = { 9789004300743},
  issn         = {2213-3836},
  language     = {eng},
  series       = {International Refugee Law Series},
  title        = {The Perfect Storm: Sovereignty Games and the Law and Politics of Boat Migration},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {2016},
}