This special edition of Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review encompasses a full range of coverage on the European refugee crisis. Contributions include a focus on the characteristics and motivations of modern-day migrants, an analysis of the inconsistent standards displayed by the European Union, and the militarization happening across parts of Europe in response.

The volume leads with a discussion on the identity of the refugees: who are they and what are their reasons for leaving their homelands? Following chapters cover the response across Europe in countries including Serbia, Greece, Turkey, and Italy. The penultimate chapter examines the European Union’s inadequate response to the unfolding crisis, and the book concludes with a central analysis of the agreements between the EU and transit countries with remarks on the unintended consequences that have emerged.

chapter |3 pages


ByDanijela Dudley, Karthika Sasikumar

chapter 1|14 pages

Who Are the Refugees?

A Demographic Analysis
ByPetar Vrgović, Nila Kapor-Stanulović

chapter 2|18 pages

Serbia and the Migration Crisis

The Power of Framing
ByKarthika Sasikumar

chapter 3|18 pages

From Ambiguous Refugees to Potential Citizens

Turkey’s Domestic and International Challenges and Its Syrians
BySultan Tepe, Anahit Gomtsian

chapter 4|17 pages

The Ex-Yugoslav States and the 2015 Refugee/Migrant Crisis

Victims or Opportunists?
ByFilip Kovačević

chapter 5|20 pages

Policing the Mediterranean

The Use of Naval Forces in Immigration Enforcement
ByJonathan Swarts

chapter 6|15 pages

Italy and the Refugee Crisis

The Humanitarian Dilemma
ByFrancesca Longo

chapter 7|16 pages

Challenged Integration

Europe’s Refugee Crisis
ByDanijela Dudley

chapter 8|20 pages

From Technologies of Control to “Facebook Refugees”

The Unintended Consequences of the EU-Turkey Agreement on the Refugee Crisis in Greece 1
ByNeovi M. Karakatsanis