The Tunisian Migration Space

  • Glenda Garelli
  • Martina Tazzioli
Part of the Mobility & Politics book series (MPP)


This chapter engages with new spaces of migration in Tunisia, consolidating in the aftermath of the Revolution and in the context of a global financial crisis: the emergence of a humanitarian regime and its hold over refugees’ lives; new routes of mobility to and out of Tunisia, with a focus on European migrants—mostly undocumented youth—in Tunisia; Tunisians who were residing in Europe and who spontaneously decided to return home; and Tunisian migrants’ mobility to the Gulf States. Building on ethnographic and archival research, our analysis revolves around four conceptual frameworks: the protean humanitarian border, mobilizing precarity in migration, autonomous return, and statistical invisibility.


European migrants Choucha camp Rejected refugees Return migration Precarisation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Glenda Garelli
    • 1
    • 2
  • Martina Tazzioli
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.School of LawQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.International StudiesDePaul UniversityChicagoUSA
  3. 3.LAMES CenterUniversity of Aix-Marseille MarseilleProvenceFrance
  4. 4.Geography DepartmentSwansea UniversitySwanseaUK

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