Migrants die of thirst in the Sonoran Desert, drown in the Mediterranean, are murdered by gangs in Libya and Mexico, and disappear forever in doomed journeys that leave no trace. When we speak of immigration policies in rich countries today, we are really speaking about complicity in mass murder. This study brilliantly exposes how so-called liberal governments in Europe are outsourcing the violent repression of migrants to authoritarian regimes in the Middle East and local tyrants in Africa. --Mike Davis, Writer, historian, activist and author many books, Distinguished Emeritus Professor, University of California, Riverside
This book makes a depressing reading for any concerned African by clearly exposing how often European leaders and opinion makers continue to portray African migration with a mix of disdain, fear, racism and backward arguments. A unique contribution. -- Prof. Carlos Lopes, Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town and African Union High Representative for Partnerships with Europe.
The book, based on extensive research by the Taz reporter and the Taz correspondent, reads like a thriller that brings hope for a happy ending. But this is not in sight, according to Jakob and Schlindwein. (...) The book makes it clear that anyone and everyone can know about the implications of European foreclosure policy.
Katja Herzberg, Neues Deutschland
Not only do the authors succeed - in no-frills language - in achieving a successful overview of how Europe prevents irregular migration and what consequences this has for the people affected. They also show how discourses around migration have shifted.
Benjamin Breitegger, FALTER
Anyone who wants to understand how the European Union is trying to stem the influx of refugees from Africa must read the book ï¿½dictators as bouncers in Europeï¿½!
APA - Austria Press Agency
The presentation by Christian Jakob and Simone Schlindwein is carefully, disarmingly fact-rich and so up-to-date ...
Gï¿½nter Beyer, Sï¿½ddeutsche Zeitung
Simone Schlindwein and Christian Jakob show how Europe's policy helps repel refugees from Africa, supports dictators, divides the continent and ignores the political and cultural conditions in Africa.
ARD / ttt, titles, theses, temperaments
The book ï¿½Dictators as Bouncers of Europeï¿½ is highly readable as a well-researched book and has so far been the best book on this subject in detail.
Jacqueline Andres, Wissenschaft und Frieden