Human Security and Migration in Europe's Southern Borders

  • Susana Ferreira

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 205-211

About this book


This book examines the management of migratory flows in the Mediterranean within an international security perspective. The intense migratory flows registered during the year 2015 and the tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea have tested the mechanisms of the Union’s immigration and asylum policies and its ability to respond to humanitarian crises. Moreover, these flows of varying intensities and geographies represent a threat to the internal security of the EU and its member states. By using Spain and Italy as case studies, the author theorizes that the EU, given its inability to adopt and implement a common policy to effectively manage migratory flows on its Southern border, uses a deterrence strategy based on minimum common denominators.   

Susana Ferreira is Researcher at the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI), NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal, and the Research Centre on Security and Defense, Portuguese Military University Institute (CISDIUM).


Migration European Union Italy Spain Migratory flows Mediterranean international security migration management human rights deterrence strategy

Authors and affiliations

  • Susana Ferreira
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  1. 1.IPRINOVA University of LisbonLisbonPortugal

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