Poseban broj časopisa movements – The Frontier Within: The European Border Regime in the Balkans

Special Issue movements – The Frontier Within: The European Border Regime in the Balkans

journal special issue movements, vol. 5, br. 1/2020

Open access: The Frontier Within: The European Border Regime in the Balkans

uredili: Barbara Beznec, Marijana Hameršak, Sabine Hess, Andrej Kurnik, Marc Speer, Marta Stojić Mitrović  

On the fifth anniversary of an unprecedented break through the restrictive and repressive European border control regime, movements: Journal for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies prepared a special issue dedicated to the historical rupture of the months of 2015 and 2016 and the ongoing developments of bordering policies and the struggles of migration. The special issue The Frontier within: The European Border Regime in the Balkans assembles a broad range of contributions that challenge dominant perceptions of the Balkans and the restrictive European border regime and engages in the critical analysis of its fundamental mechanisms, symbolic pillars and infrastructures. There is a direct line from the fire that ravaged the Moria refugee camp only 10 days ago to the escalating de-humanized conditions at the Balkans where several thousand people are stuck due to a European policy that has nothing to offer except deterrence, militarization und brutality. In this respect, also the upcoming so called “new migration pact” by the EU commission will present the old recipe rendering the Balkan even more to a buffer zone.

The Frontier within: The European Border Regime in the Balkans gathers diverse formats of academic articles, reports, interviews, and essays. Some of the formats strive to find creative ways to circumvent the dominance of linear verbal explication and indulge in narrative fragments, interviews, maps, and graphs. All of the following contributions are grounded on extensive research, activist, volunteer or other involvement, demonstrating that everywhere there is also resistance, solidarity and a counter-knowledge-production.

Partizansko groblje, Bihać. Fotografirao Amir Husak, 2018. iz Azra Hromadžić Notes from the field


Marijana Hameršak, Sabine Hess, Marc Speer, Marta Stojić Mitrović: The Forging of the Balkan Route. Contextualizing the Border Regime in the EU Periphery. Editorial

Barbara Beznec, Andrej Kurnik: Old Routes, New Perspectives. A Postcolonial Reading of the Balkan Route

Romana Pozniak: Affective Labor within the Local Humanitarian Workspace

Robert Rydzewski: Hope, Waiting, and Mobility. Migrant Movement in Serbia After The EU-Turkey Deal

Céline Cantat: The Rise and Fall of Migration Solidarity in Belgrade

Teodora Jovanović: Transformations of Humanitarian Aid and Response Modes to Migration Movements. A Case Study of the Miksalište Center in Belgrade

Selma Banich: The Shining. From an Anonymous Wall to Madina Hussiny Square

Azra Hromadžić: Notes from the Field. »Migrant Crisis« in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Patricia Artimova: A Volunteer´s Diary. We Did a Better Job in Serbia

PBM Collective: The Push-Back Map. Mapping Border Violence in Europe and Beyond — A Collective Self-Reflection

Cosima Zita Seichter, Miriam Neßler, Paul Knopf: Mapping In-Betweenness. The Refugee District in Belgrade in the Context of Migration, Urban Development, and Border Regimes

Karolina Augustova, Jack Sapoch: Border Violence as Border Deterrence. Condensed Analysis of Violent Push-Backs from the Ground

Info Kolpa: Report on Illegal Practices of Collective Expulsion at the Slovenian-Croatian Border and Struggles Against It

Andrea Contenta: From Corridor to Encampment. Mapping EU Strategies of Containment in Serbia

Emina Bužinkić: Deported Man, Secured State. A Long Trajectory of a Deportation

Special issue open access is available here.

O časopisu:

The journal is dedicated to the movements of migration as well as the attempts to control and govern them. movements aims at promoting interdisciplinary migration and border regime studies intervening into the knowledge field of migration in a self-reflexive fashion and critical of power relations. As a forum for critical social research, movements wishes to contribute to the development of an adequate understanding of the complex realities and power structures of migration and a substantiated critique of the current patterns of the government of migration. The content and strategic focus of the journal is closely related to that of the Network for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies (kritnet). Its editorial work builds upon this relationship and the established structures of a collective knowledge production. movements features academic papers subjected to a collaborative peer review, but also early research reports, political, conceptual and methodological debates and interventions. The majority of its contributions are usually in German language. The journal is published on our open access website www.movements-journal.org (CC BY-SA 4.0).