4. From Exception to Excess: Detention and Deportations across the Mediterranean Space

  title={4. From Exception to Excess: Detention and Deportations across the Mediterranean Space},
  author={Rutvica Andrijasevic},
This is the author’s final draft of the paper published as Andrijasevic, Rutvica ‘From Exception to Excess: Detention and Deportations across the Mediterranean Space’ in De Genova, N.; Peutz, N. (ed.) The Deportation Regime: Sovereignty, Space, and the Freedom of Movement, (Copyright © 2010 Duke University Press) pp. 147-165. The final published version is available from http://www.dukeupress.edu/Catalog/ViewProduct.php?productid=19402. 
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