Development of migration management portfolio in Western Balkans region

Vukomanović, Dijana (2021) Development of migration management portfolio in Western Balkans region. Forum za sigurnosne studije, 4/5 (4/5). pp. 97-123. ISSN 2459-6639

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By applying a neo-institutional approach hybridized with ‎Foucauldian concept of `governmentality` this analysis is mapping ‎architecture of major institutional, legal and security models ‎of migration management designed and developed by three‎ Western Balkans countries – Serbia, North Macedonia and Bosnia ‎and Herzegovina, during 2015/2016 and in the aftermath of‎ massive migratory inflow from Middle East to Western Europe ‎via Balkan route. Analysis identifies multiple national and international ‎stakeholders involved in implementation of migration‎ management policies: national governmental and parliamentary ‎bodies, civil society organizations, UNHCR, EU agencies, OSCE ‎field missions. The analysis reveals that the process of development ‎of portfolio of migration management in Western Balkans was‎ technocratically harmonized with the EU acquis and politicized –‎predominantly conceptualized and funded by the EU as the issue ‎of securitization. `Europeanisation` and securitization of Western‎ Balkans migration management policies was outcome of the rational ‎choice politics, as expression of `governmentality` of Balkan ‎decision-makers. Use of innovative Information and Communication ‎Technologies (ICTs), such as biometric technology, which is‎ already employed in key areas of digital migration management is‎ also analysed as very potential, but disputed tool.‎

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: migration management, governmentality, securitization, Western Balkans, Eurodac, upravljanje migracijama, guvernmentalnost, sekuritizacija, Zapadni Balkan.
Institutional centre: Centre for political research and public opinion
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2022 12:21
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2022 12:21

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