Accepted paper:

Politics of denying cittizenship: materializing urban (b)orders


Stefan Aleksić

Paper short abstract:

Analysis of implications of EU policies and nation state strategies in tackling refugee crisis on the concept of "cittizenship"

Paper long abstract:

As the world and EU crisis are getting more and more serious, we witness the transformation of mobility policies. Although we always were aware that manifest level of European Union narative is different from latent, tendencies are showing that EU administration systematicaly moves torward exclusivisation of the space of „central“ EU states. Administration is changing administrative procedures, but the most important mechanism for streanthening the border of priviledged states is acctualy their restructuring and their spacial disolving across societies: borders are becoming not only spacial, they are becoming rasial, cultural, social and aesthetic; they are not only on the border crossings, they are starting to emerge in urban centers and enviroments. As a part of policies regarding „migration crisis“, borders are beeing transformed in to liminal coridors and/or coridors of liminality, where radical diferance of belonging and not-belonging is beeing materialised. Also, new agensies of borders are being invented, such as comunal police, or even neighbourhood guards, all of which are transforming „border regimes“ to mechanisms of „maintaining“ („comunal order“ is, rather beiing invented) comunal order and as a mechanism of discursively transforming the notion of „comunal order“ opening space for metarialising class relationships. My presentatios will adress these new administrative and discoursive strategies of defining borders, and identify sources of discoursive changes and structural reasons for these social formations and tendencies.

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