Video | ‘Governing African Migration in Morocco: The Challenge of Positive Desecuritisation’ explained by Yousra Abourabi

In this video, author Yousra Abourabi explains her chapter “Governing African Migration in Morocco: The Challenge of Positive Desecuritisation”. The chapter explores how while the European Union is trying to externalise the control of its borders to Maghreb countries, Morocco is striving to spread a positive and desecuritising discourse on migration to differentiate itself from Europe, as well as the motivations behind this and strategies towards it. It argues that Morocco’s foreign policy in Africa overall has further encouraged sub-Saharan migration, which in turn has had many positive effects.

This chapter is part of the 14th thematic volume of International Development Policy: “Governing Migration for Development from the Global Souths”. This issue provides perspectives through case studies from the global South(s) focusing on the challenges and opportunities of governing migration on the subnational, national, regional and international levels.

Dêlidji Eric Degila and Valeria Marina Valle (eds.) (2022)  Governing Migration for Development from the Global Souths, International Development Policy | Revue internationale de politique de développement, 14 (Geneva, Boston: Graduate Institute Publications, Brill-Nijhoff). DOI: 10.4000/poldev.4544, (paperback version:

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