Humanitarian Border Workers in Confrontation with the Swedish State’s Border Making Practices: “The Death of the Most Generous Country on Earth”

Abby Peterson
  • Journal of Borderlands Studies, November 2017, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/08865655.2017.1402199

Humanitarian Activists in Confrontation with the Swedish State

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During the so-called refugee crisis in Sweden in autumn 2015 humanitarian activists entered the breach left by the state in disarray and provided support to the refugees entering the country. Their actions were often in conflict with the state's securitization mandate. The article analyzes the confrontation between civil society actors and the state.

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