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Between Spain and the Maghreb

Riva Kastoryano

in Burying Jihadis

Published in print September 2018 | ISBN: 9780190889128
Published online June 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780190942960 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190889128.003.0009
Between Spain and the Maghreb

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Spain is the gateway for entering the European Union from the south, a country of legal and illegal immigration from the African continent, particularly via Morocco and Algeria. The constant trips back and forth between Spain and the Maghreb made by the “birds of passage”4 that perpetrated the 11M attacks attest to the intensity of exchanges between the two shores of the Mediterranean. The Madrid attack thus brings to light transnational relations and actions, in that they transcend borders and defy Spain’s foreign, European and domestic policy as well as the policies of the countries of emigration.

Keywords: Migration; Petit criminality; Politics of integration; Multiculturalism; Islam; Spain; Maghreb; Madrid

Chapter.  4676 words. 

Subjects: Conflict Politics

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