Book Review

Vicki Squire. 2020. Europe’s Migration Crisis. Border Deaths and Human Dignity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 202 pp.



The thought-provoking book, Europe’s Migration Crisis. Border Deaths and Human Dignity analyses EU practices of governing migration, and how these practices create conditions for the deaths and vulnerabilities of people on the move. The book rejects the idea that the EU faced a real ‘migration crisis’ in 2015–2016. Instead, it argues that the crisis was a foreseeable and preventable outcome of the EU’s own long-standing restrictive practices.


European unionMigrationCrisisDignitySolidarity
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Page/Article: 232–234
  • DOI: 10.33134/njmr.423
  • Submitted on 5 Jan 2021
  • Accepted on 5 Jan 2021
  • Published on 4 Jun 2021
  • Peer Reviewed