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Borders and Mobility in Turkey

Governing Souls and States


  • Presents a critical study of migration and refugee governance in Turkey

  • Contributes to the conversation on resettlement practices

  • Analyzes the consequences of orientalist representations of Turkey and migrants/refugees


Part of the Mobility & Politics book series (MPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Shoshana Fine
    Pages 1-18
  3. Shoshana Fine
    Pages 19-35
  4. Shoshana Fine
    Pages 63-83
  5. Shoshana Fine
    Pages 85-103
  6. Shoshana Fine
    Pages 105-124
  7. Shoshana Fine
    Pages 125-131
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 133-141

About this book


In the last two decades, Turkey has witnessed a variety of bordering interventions rooted in its problematisation as variously "transit," "destination," "European," "Muslim" and "safe." This book brings into focus seemingly disparate actors involved in such interventions, from the EU and international organisations to missionaries, security professionals and migrants themselves. It exposes how these actors depend upon the intersecting rationalities of managerialism, securitisation, humanitarianism and orientalism to control, contain, process, save and soul-lift mobile populations.


Turkey Migration Refugee Governance European Union Legislation International Borders Refugees Missionaries Christianity Islam

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.CERI Sciences PoParisFrance

About the authors

Shoshana Fine is Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies and Research (CERI) at Sciences Po Paris. Her research engages with critical approaches to migration, security and borders, particularly in relation to the EU and Turkey. 

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