Border Policing and Security Technologies

Border Policing and Security Technologies : Mobility, Asylum and Gender in Southeast Europe

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The region of Southeast Europe that includes the Former Yugoslavia (Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo) and Albania is one of the largest routes for undocumented migrants and asylum seekers in Europe and remains a notoriously difficult place to conduct research. Many of the states in this region are in the process of accession to the EU and this process has a direct impact on border control practices. This book considers the relationship between EU enlargement and border policing in Southeast Europe and its impact on mobile bodies, such as asylum seekers, mobile citizens and mobile non-citizens.

Drawing on rich and vast original research data, this book explores a variety of border control measures, including new security technologies such as biometrics and drones and their use in border policing interventions. It also outlines all the aspects of "mixed migration" processes and covers topics such as undocumented migration, asylum, smuggling and human trafficking. Crucially, this book outlines the impact of these interventions on citizens and non-citizens, transiting or originating from Southeast Europe.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 159 x 235mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138858935
  • 9781138858930

Table of contents

Introduction, 1. The Global North, mobility and policies of exclusion, 2. Border policing, security technologies, surveillance and mobility in Southeast Europe, 3. "Welcome to the `Jungle'": Media representations of asylum seekers and immobilising mobile bodies, 4. Immobilising non-citizens: Asylum seekers in transit and strategies of restraint, 5. Immobilising citizens: "Bogus"-ness and racism at the gates of "Fortress Europe", 6. Stopped in the traffik: Gender, asylum and anti-trafficking interventions, 7. Conclusion
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