Greek Policies on Migration and Asylum: An Exercise in Creative Ambiguity

  • Angeliki Dimitriadi
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Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)

Abstract

Depicting the experience of Greece from a sending to a destination and eventually transit country, within the EU, the chapter offers a brief overview of the policies and actors in place primarily in the period 2010–2014 in relation to the broader EU migration framework that impacts and structures them. Policies of exclusion and deterrence are discussed. Irregular migration is governed by the state and for the state through actors and agencies, and the present chapter will look at how transit develops, as a result of border control policies, deterrence measures and attempts to curb migratory flows.

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  • Angeliki Dimitriadi
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  1. 1.ELIAMEPAthensGreece

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