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About Craig Damian Smith

Craig Damian Smith is finishing his PhD in Political Science at the University of Toronto. His doctoral thesis “Malignant Europeanization: Schengen, Irregular Migration Governance, and Insecurity on Europe’s Peripheries” examines the effects of European migration policy on irregular migration systems. He has conducted several years of field work throughout the Middle East, North Africa, the Western Balkans, and Europe. In September he will help launch the Global Migration Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

Articles by Craig Damian Smith

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Historical amnesia and Europe’s migration relations with Libya

Driven by domestic politics and the need to be seen to be doing something, Europe has locked itself in a cycle of dodgy deals.

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