About Iker Barbero

Iker Barbero is a post-doctoral researcher of the Basque Foundation for Science/University of the Basque Country, and a visiting scholar at the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance at The Open University.

Articles by Iker Barbero

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Legitimating immigration regimes in the European Union

The threat that immigration poses to so-called western democratic values ​​is increasingly the subject of neo-orientalist public discussion: it willingly refers to the (often Muslim) migrant as a savage, uncivilized, terrorist ‘other’; an ‘anti-citizen’. If we are to arrive at a model of citizenship beyond orientalism, we need to abandon current border and citizenship regimes.

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