Hope has the taste of hell. The extent and the limits of the 'State of exception' in the migrant camps of Calais

dc.contributor.advisorKramsch, O.T.
dc.contributor.authorMattei, Anaïs
dc.description.abstractThis research examines the concept of ‘State of exception’, developed by the Italian theorist Agamben (1998), within the migrant camps in the border town of Calais. The migratory history of Calais began over ten years ago, and yet no sustainable solution has been found for a better management of the migratory situation and crystallization. This study provides an analysis regarding the extent of this ‘State of exception’ in the migrant camps, its presence over time and its limits. The role of different migratory actors crosses a reality driven by a desire for security and the increased creation of spatial, social and political borders. In Calais, the case of migrant camps also shows us that strategies of resistance can be created by the formation of spaces of autonomy. These spaces of autonomy, through communities and identity behaviors, then become the ultimate barrier to the consideration of the migrant, as a person devoid of political existence and rights.en_US
dc.thesis.facultyFaculteit der Managementwetenschappenen_US
dc.thesis.specialisationEurope: Borders, Identities and Governanceen_US
dc.thesis.studyprogrammeMaster Human Geographyen_US
dc.titleHope has the taste of hell. The extent and the limits of the 'State of exception' in the migrant camps of Calaisen_US
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