EU borders and shifting internal security: technology, externalization and accountability

Raphael Bossong (Editor), Helena Carrapiço (Editor)

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This edited volume analyzes recent key developments in EU border management. In light of the refugee crises in the Mediterranean and the responses on the part of EU member states, this volume presents an in-depth reflection on European border practices and their political, social and economic consequences. Approaching borders as concepts in flux, the authors identify three main trends: the rise of security technologies such as the EUROSUR system, the continued externalization of EU security governance such as border mission training in third states, and the unfolding dynamics of accountability. The contributions show that internal security cooperation in Europe is far from consolidated, since both political oversight mechanisms and the definition of borders remain in flux. This edited volume makes a timely and interdisciplinary contribution to the ongoing academic and political debate on the future of open borders and legitimate security governance in Europe. It offers a valuable resource for scholars in the fields of international security and migration studies, as well as for practitioners dealing with border management mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham (CH)
Number of pages238
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-17560-7
ISBN (Print) 978-3-319-17559-1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016


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