This paper deals with the hurting and complex situation of migration flows that Europe is going through nowadays. Even though the phenomenon is rooted deeply in the old conti- nent’s history, it’s only now when it has reached a dimension and complexity that put under question the walling and militarization approach. At its peripheral spots Europe faces its major challenge to the European capability to manage its borders by means of an appro- priate policy of connection and openness to the world. Such is the case of Ceuta and Melilla enclaves, where contrast meet and contradictions deepen at human and institutional levels. The particular conditions of the two Spanish blisterings in Moroccan territory depict the encapsulation by which Europe pretends to compensate its failed migration policy. Wired fences in Ceuta and Melilla have proven unable to stop the irregular flux of migrants try- ing to use the enclaves to bridge unto Europe. The objective of this paper is to expose and analyze the different breakages of a policy that fails at providing community security and human rights. Finally, this work calls for an alternative approach other than geographic and ideological walling in order to rethink Europe as a concept.

Wall policy: the case of Ceuta and Melilla

Angela Sagnella
2016-01-01

Abstract

This paper deals with the hurting and complex situation of migration flows that Europe is going through nowadays. Even though the phenomenon is rooted deeply in the old conti- nent’s history, it’s only now when it has reached a dimension and complexity that put under question the walling and militarization approach. At its peripheral spots Europe faces its major challenge to the European capability to manage its borders by means of an appro- priate policy of connection and openness to the world. Such is the case of Ceuta and Melilla enclaves, where contrast meet and contradictions deepen at human and institutional levels. The particular conditions of the two Spanish blisterings in Moroccan territory depict the encapsulation by which Europe pretends to compensate its failed migration policy. Wired fences in Ceuta and Melilla have proven unable to stop the irregular flux of migrants try- ing to use the enclaves to bridge unto Europe. The objective of this paper is to expose and analyze the different breakages of a policy that fails at providing community security and human rights. Finally, this work calls for an alternative approach other than geographic and ideological walling in order to rethink Europe as a concept.
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