Protect me from What I Want? The Migration Crisis & The Limits of the Politics of Pity


In the final part of the first instalment of the New Perspectives interview series, Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Tallis asks Dr Claudia Aradau about her work on the ‘Politics of Pity’ and how this relates to the ongoing migration crisis in the Mediterranean. Dr Aradau claims that we are approaching the crisis in the wrong way by viewing it through the lens of pity rather than freedom.

See part 1 of the interview here – Why does Critical Security Studies matter today?

and part 2 here – Is security always negative from a critical point of view?