RGS-IBG ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2016
Royal Geographical Society, London
30th August – 3rd September 2016
Call for Papers
Responding to the ‘refugee crisis’: critical geographies and the politics of support
The last year has seen political and popular discussions of migration dominated by a language of ‘crisis’ and emergency response. From the ongoing securitisation of the Calais freight terminal, to the production of new border walls in Europe, policies on migration over the last year have focused on extending trends of extraterritorial exclusion, political distancing, and the deferral of moral responsibility. Yet at the same time, the mass movement of refugees witnessed in Europe has raised profound questions over the desirability, and effectiveness, of these responses.