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European Civilisation, National Power, and the Detention of Immigrants

  • Kostas Maronitis
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Abstract

The chapter examines the political and cultural meanings of detention for undocumented migrants in Greece. Central to this examination are the theoretical elaborations of Carl Schmitt and Wendy Brown on territorial division, the state of exception and waning sovereignty in conjunction with reports from the Human Rights Watch and the Greek Council for Refugees.

Keywords

Detention centres Governmentality State of exception Sovereignty European civilisation 

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  • Kostas Maronitis
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  1. 1.Leeds Trinity UniversityLeedsUnited Kingdom

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