Hotspot geopolitics versus geosocial solidarity: Contending constructions of safe space for migrants in Europe

  title={Hotspot geopolitics versus geosocial solidarity: Contending constructions of safe space for migrants in Europe},
  author={Katharyne Mitchell and Matthew Sparke},
  journal={Environment and Planning D: Society and Space},
  pages={1046 - 1066}
  • K. Mitchell, M. Sparke
  • Published 21 August 2018
  • Sociology
  • Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
This article examines how contending constructions of safe space for migrants reflect the geopoliticization of humanitarianism and its geosocial discontents. It contrasts geopolitical constructions of safe space that have been used by European authorities to justify and administer Hotspots with geosocial efforts to construct safe space through practices of solidaristic accommodation. The article documents the ways in which Hotspots have made migrants unsafe, even as they have been… 

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