Dictators as Gatekeepers: Outsourcing EU border 
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Migrants die of thirst in the Sonoran Desert, drown in the Mediterranean, are murdered by gangs in Libya and Mexico, and disappear forever in doomed journeys that leave no trace.  When we speak of immigration policies in rich countries today, we are really speaking about complicity in mass murder.   This study brilliantly exposes how so-called liberal governments in Europe are outsourcing the violent repression of migrants to authoritarian regimes in the Middle East and local tyrants in Africa. —Mike Davis, Writer, historian, activist and author many books, Distinguished Emeritus Professor, University of California, Riverside

This book makes a depressing reading for any concerned African by clearly exposing how often European leaders and opinion makers continue to portray African migration with a mix of disdain, fear, racism and backward arguments. A unique contribution. — Prof. Carlos Lopes, Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town and African Union High Representative for Partnerships with Europe. 

The book, based on extensive research by the Taz reporter and the Taz correspondent, reads like a thriller that brings hope for a happy ending. But this is not in sight, according to Jakob and Schlindwein. (...) The book makes it clear that anyone and everyone can know about the implications of European foreclosure policy.
Katja Herzberg, Neues Deutschland

Not only do the authors succeed - in no-frills language - in achieving a successful overview of how Europe prevents irregular migration and what consequences this has for the people affected. They also show how discourses around migration have shifted.
Benjamin Breitegger, FALTER

Anyone who wants to understand how the European Union is trying to stem the influx of refugees from Africa must read the book »dictators as bouncers in Europe«!
APA - Austria Press Agency

The presentation by Christian Jakob and Simone Schlindwein is carefully, disarmingly fact-rich and so up-to-date …
Günter Beyer, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Simone Schlindwein and Christian Jakob show how Europe's policy helps repel refugees from Africa, supports dictators, divides the continent and ignores the political and cultural conditions in Africa.
ARD / ttt, titles, theses, temperaments

The book »Dictators as Bouncers of Europe« is highly readable as a well-researched book and has so far been the best book on this subject in detail.
Jacqueline Andres, Wissenschaft und Frieden

Born in 1979, Christian studied sociology, economics, philosophy in Bremen and Milan, and Global Studies in Berlin, Buenos Aires and Delhi. From 2006 to 2014 he served as editor of the daily newspaper Taz.de, after which he has worked there as reporter. Together with Simone Schlindwein and Daniél Kretschmar, he was received an award for the migration project "Migration Control" from the German Otto Brenner Foundation in 2017. is based on his research. He can be contacted on Twitter: @chrjkb.

Born in 1980, she studied East European studies, from 2006 to 2008. She was Moscow correspondent for the Spiegel, but since 2008 she has been living in Uganda and is the correspondent of the German "tageszeitung" (taz.de) for the Great Lakes region: DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Central African Republic, South Sudan. In 2016 she was awarded the journalists' prize "Die lange Atem" for research on the Rwandan Hutu militia FDLR in DRC and the corresponding book "Crime Scene Congo - Trial in Germany". Together with Christian Jakob and Deniél Kretschmar of the German Otto Brenner Foundation, she was awarded the Media Project Prize in 2017 for the migration project "Migration Control", on whose research tDictators as Gatekeepers for Europe: Outsourcing EU border controls to Africa is based. http://simoneschlindwein.blogspot.de/

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