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“Tremendous work, successful, an exemplary job!”: Border ‘management’ in Slovenia in the time of mass arrival of migrants

The aim of the article is to analyze events on the Slovenian border from the autumn of 2015 to February 2016 using concepts exploring borders, sovereignity, security and humanitarism. The main research question touches upon the possible use of the border for the control of migration and management of sovereignty, especially in the name of security. The following methods were used: literature review, participant observation, and content analysis of the Facebook pages of the NGOs involved as well as printed Slovenian media (the Delo newspaper). Results show the possibility that Slovenia deliberately created a state of exception on its borders in order to be able to control and manage the migrant situation in the name of sovereignity and security.


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Issue No. 264 - The Balkan Migratory Route: From Revolts on the Borders to the Striptease of Humanism
Časopis za kritiko znanosti
2016 , volume volume 44 , issue issue 264