Europe’s last frontier: The spatialities of the refugee crisis

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The Post-Cold War period has brought forth new conditions for the dominant European spatialities. First, that period signified a new condition for real estate and land ownership, second a radical transformation and increase of the built environment and third the securitization of a privileged European territory. As the European economy slows and the construction and real estate sectors are further deregulated, together with the promises that the post-Cold War period brought, what we observe coming to the surface in the context of the current refugee crisis is the manifestation of Europe’s most ugly and discriminatory spatiality—the preservation at all costs of its border security.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-185
JournalCity: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • refugees
  • Greece
  • Borders
  • Frontex
  • EU common border
  • refugee crisis
  • European cities
  • infra-demos


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