Accepted Paper:

Migration and processes of (in)securitisation  
Rosa Parisi (University of Foggia)

Paper short abstract:

Migration is characterized by the policies of rebordering. Started from the militarization of welcoming policies on the borders of the Balkan area and the multiplication of spaces of (in) security in Italy the aims is to investigate the flowering of new discourses on sicurity/insicurity

Paper long abstract:

Nowadays, migration is characterized by the extension of war and violence areas (departure countries and transit countries), by economic crisis, by discourse on terrorism and by the policies of rebordering, that in some case leads to build a material walls or fences between state boundaries. The constructon of walls become a real acts of war against poorest and indesirables migrants, that might call "war installation". The rebordering policies within the "Schengen land" leads to one side to transfer in the social the principal source of threat to the national state; a threat exemplified in the figure of the transnational migrant with a "dangerous" beckground. On the other side, to multiply the (in)security spaces where the risks of violence against migrants increase, especially against the most vulnerable and fragile subjects (unaccompanied minors, women, children). It produces a new geography of localized violence.

Started from a comparison between the militarization of welcoming policies on the borders of the Balkan area and the multiplication of spaces of (in) security in Italy directly controlled by the army as a result of '' terrorism emergency ", the aims of my talk is to investigate the flowering of new discourses on sicurity/insicurity, new mobility control policies. The militarized spaces through the use of police and army produce the perception of being under threat. The spatial dimensions of contemporary (in)securitisation it produce a new governamental control in everyday life which it extends from migrants to citizens.

Panel P095
Spaces of security [Anthropology of Security] [PACSA]