Bernd Kasparek

Bernd Kasparek

Doctor of Philosophy
PostDoc at Transforming Solidarities

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“New Keywords: Migration and Borders” is a collaborative writing project aimed at developing a nexus of terms and concepts that fill-out the contemporary problematic of migration. It moves beyond traditional and critical migration studies by building on cultural studies and post-colonial analyses, and by drawing on a diverse set of longstanding aut...
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It was pure coincidence that we met Cawad, a refugee from Somalia, in Milano in September 2011. We had come to Milano a few days ago to study the reception and living conditions of refugees in Italy, with a particular focus on the Dublin II regulation. In order to prepare for the research, we had conducted interviews with several refugees who had c...
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In this paper, we discuss a particular, hidden detention centre in the Evros region of Greece. The existence of the centre has been obscured since 2015, we present evidence, that the centre is still operational today.
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Mit der Europäischen Grenz- und Küstenwachagentur Frontex hat die Europäische Union erstmalig eine uniformierte und bewaffnete Polizeieinheit geschaffen. Bernd Kasparek legt eine detaillierte Analyse der Entstehung und Entwicklung der Agentur vor. Durch eine Genealogie der europäischen Grenze und eine ethnographische Rekonstruktion der Krise Scheng...
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The Greek–Turkish land border became the site of a border spectacle in March 2020, following the “opening” of the border by the Turkish government and its simultaneous closure by the Greek government. The ensuing violence was legitimated by narratives of exception and racist discourses hinging on the notions of “invasion” and “asymmetrical threats....
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Vehicles, their infrastructures, and the environments they traverse are fundamental to the movement of migrants and states' attempts to govern them. This volume's contributors use the concept of viapolitics to name and foreground this contested entanglement and examine the politics of migration and bordering across a range of sites. They show how t...
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Das ist der erste Band der Reihe "Grenzregime" des Netzwerks für kritische Migrations- und Grenzregimeforschung von 2010. Mit Beiträgen zu den Politiken, Diskursen, Akteuren und Praktiken des EUropäischen Grenzregimes in der Ukraine, Marokko, Türkei, Mali und Kosovo. Sie argumentieren aus der Perspektive der Migration und beharren auf ein Recht auf...
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As a direct response to the migrations of 2015, seven Schengen member states re-introduced border controls at their national borders, with five of them extending these controls continuously since then. Citing the impact of migration movements, they invoked the clauses of the Schengen Borders Code (SBC) temporarily allowing for such measures in orde...
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https://movements-journal.org/issues/05.turkey/10.kasparek,kirchhoff,neuhauser,schwiertz--return-of-the-national-migration-borders-nationalism.html The discussion approaches current forms of nationalism and racism in Europe in regard to the political dynamic after the so-called refugee crisis in 2015. It is struc-tured around guiding questions abo...
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This report is the first deliverable of Work Package (WP2) Border and Migration Controls of the Horizon 2020 Project RESPOND -- Multilevel Governance of Mass Migration in Europe and Beyond. The aim of the report is to provide an overview of the current EU border management and migration control regime in order to contextualise further research on d...
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Der Regimebegriff ist aktuell in den Sozial-, Kultur- und Politikwissenschaften allgegenwärtig. Dies ist mit den aktuellen Transformationen von Macht und Regieren in Richtung einer Netzwerkförmigkeit verbunden, welche klassische Dichotomien als analytisch unzureichend erscheinen lassen. Gleichzeitig greift der Regimebegriff neue Skalierungen des Re...
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The migrations of 2015 have led to a temporary destabilization of the European border and migration regime. In this contribution, we trace the process of destabilization to its various origins, which we locate around the year 2011, and offer a preliminary assessment of the attempts at re-stabilization. We employ the notion of “border (as) conflict”...
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p>Las migraciones del año 2015 y la lenta e inadecuada respuesta por parte de la Unión Europea ha generado una grave crisis política. Las instituciones y las políticas en relación al régimen de fronteras y migraciones europeas que han evolucionado desde los tratados de Schengen de 1985 y 1990 y la inauguración del Sistema Europeo Común de Asilo con...
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This summer, the migration and border policies pursued by the European Union (EU) and its member states for the best part of thirty years finally broke down. Thousands of refugees have made their way into core EU countries that have for decades been protected by a series of barriers: the military technology of Frontex, the digital measures of Eurod...
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This paper discusses the question of militant research from a perspective of critical knowledge production. In reference to our work on Dublin II and the European border regime, we discuss controversial issues, pitfalls and challenges we have encountered during out research and campaign activities. Among these are the strategic use of courts and a...
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In May 2009, I attended a conference on migration and border management in Berlin, organized by the Heinrich Böll Foundation. Titled ‘Fortress or Area of Freedom? Euro-Mediterranean Border Management’,1 the conference juxtaposed the two predominant readings of Schengen Europe. This was achieved in a rather awkward way. While the invitation clearly...

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