The global rise of the phenomenon of border deaths resulted in representational shift based on the following hypocrisy: „while the issue of border deaths (and the resulting need to rescue migrants) was previously used only or mainly by those who wanted to criticise restrictive and migration and border policies, now it is used also by policymakers to justify these“ (Cuttitta 2020: 10).

Litearture:

Cuttitta, Paolo. 2020. „Preface. The increasing Focus on Border Deaths“. In Border Deaths. Causes, Dynamics and Consequences of Migration-related Mortality. Paolo Cuttitta and Tamara Last eds. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 9-20.