Waiting for Europe - Invisibilization and Non-Politics in the Margin of the Aegean Sea; An Inquiry into the Reception Conditions of Asylum Seekers on the Greek Island of Lesvos
In this master's thesis in the field of Political Geography, I clarify how the rightlessness of refugees in Lesvos (e.g., those staying in Moria Camp) is linked to the impossibility of determining who is accountable for the daily violations of human rights that take place there. Significantly, this takes place at the levels of both the EU-Turkey Deal, the interaction between the Greek State and the European Union in matters of the refugee issue, and the interaction between the Greek State and humanitarian organizations in Moria Camp. In order to place the insights and findings of my own research in Lesvos in a clear framework, I have drawn heavily on the insights of French anthropologist Michel Agier and French philosopher Jacques Rancière. In brief, my argument focuses on the concept of 'depoliticization', which I particularly develop and apply to the situation on Lesvos in chapter 6 of my thesis.
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