Ruben Andersson

Ruben Andersson is an anthropologist working on migration, borders and security with a focus on the West African Sahel and southern Europe. His books include No Go World: How fear is redrawing our maps and infecting our politics (University of California Press: 2019) and Illegality, Inc.: Clandestine migration and the business of bordering Europe (University of California Press: 2014).


The Cobra Effect: “Fighting” Migration Gets Europe Nowhere

Oxford anthropologist Ruben Andersson discusses how EU migration policies have proved counterproductive, calling instead for a systemic approach.

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