EU Borders and Shifting Internal Security

EU Borders and Shifting Internal Security

This edited volume analyzes recent key developments in EU border management.

Author: Raphael Bossong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319175607

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

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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.
Categories: Political Science

The Making of European Security Policy

The Making of European Security Policy

EU Borders and Shifting Internal Security: Technology, Externalization and Accountability. Berlin: Springer. Bossong, R., and Rhinard, M. 2013. “The EU Internal Security Strategy: Towards a More Coherent Approach to EU Security?

Author: Roberta Haar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000385243

Category: Political Science

Page: 254

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This volume addresses how and in what capacity the European Union and its member states are able to respond to fundamental shifts occurring in global politics and remain relevant for the future. The changing nature of the international system is subject to considerable contestation among scholars, with many claiming that the fundamentals of the post-war international system are being rewritten. This volume brings together prominent scholars in the field of European security to address a range of pertinent issues related to Europe’s role in the context of evolving global challenges. The first section focuses on whether the EU is an actor with a strategic nature and the means to act on a global security strategy. The second section considers the institutional dynamics and the approaches at the EU’s disposal to fulfil its possible intended global roles. The third section addresses Europe’s most important strategic relationship—the partnership it has with the United States. This section considers the recalibration of the transatlantic relationship in light of the changing international system and the reorientation of U.S. foreign policy. This book will be of much interest to students of European Union policy, European Security policy, European Foreign policy and International Relations in general.
Categories: Political Science

Contemporary European Security

Contemporary European Security

... 'Justifying Control: EU Border Security and the Shifting Boundaries of Political Arrangement', in Raphael Bossong and Helena Carrapico (eds), EU Borders and Shifting Internal Security: Technology, Externalization and Accountability.

Author: David J. Galbreath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351235617

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Contemporary European Security explores the complex European security architecture and introduces students to the empirical, theoretical and conceptual approaches to studying the subject. Written by experts in each subfield, it addresses key topics within the wider strategic context of international security. Presenting traditional and critical debates to illuminate this ever-changing field it addresses specifically: European security since 2000 and the end of the Cold War. The evolution of International Relations theories in understanding security in Europe. The role of NATO in the post-war period and its strategy, impact and enlargement. The institutionalisation of the CSCE and the political tensions within the OSCE. The EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy and recent policy initiatives in defence. Feminist conceptions of European security. European military innovation. Security challenges in the post-Soviet space and the growing instability in the Middle East and North Africa. The emergence of human security. Internal and societal security. This essential textbook will be of key interests to students and scholars of European Security, Security and Military studies, Strategic Studies, European Politics and International Relations.
Categories: Political Science

Technology and Agency in International Relations

Technology and Agency in International Relations

Duez D and Bellanova R (2016) The Making (Sense) of EUROSUR: How to Control the Sea Borders. In Bossong R & Carrapico H (eds.) EU Borders and Shifting Internal Security: Technology, Externalization and Accountability.

Author: Marijn Hoijtink

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429871757

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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This book responds to a gap in the literature in International Relations (IR) by integrating technology more systematically into analyses of global politics. Technology facilitates, accelerates, automates, and exercises capabilities that are greater than human abilities. And yet, within IR, the role of technology often remains under-studied. Building on insights from science and technology studies (STS), assemblage theory and new materialism, this volume asks how international politics are made possible, knowable, and durable by and through technology. The contributors provide empirically rich and pertinent accounts of a variety of technologies relevant to the discipline, including drones, algorithms, satellite imagery, border management databases, and blockchains. Problematizing various technologically mediated issues, such as secrecy, violence, and questions of how authority and evidence become constituted in international contexts, this book will be of interest to scholars in IR, in particular those who work in the subfields of (critical) security studies, International Political Economy, and Global Governance.
Categories: Political Science

The Policing of Flows

The Policing of Flows

Feasibility Study on the Control of the European Union's Maritime Borders ... In EU Borders and Shifting Internal Security: Technology, Externalization and Accountability, edited by R. Bossong and H. Carrapico, 23–44.

Author: Anthony Amicelle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000468267

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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Rectifying the fact that little criminological attention has been paid to the notion that the security of flows increasingly embodies concerns at the heart of contemporary policing practices, this book makes a significant contribution to knowledge about the policing and security governance of flows. The book focuses on how the growing centrality of flows affects both contemporary 'risks' and the policing organisations in charge of managing them. The contributors analyse flows such as event security; border controls and migration; the movement of animal parts; security-related intelligence; and organisational flows. The emerging criminology of these, as well as flows of money, information and numerous commodities, from pharmaceuticals to minerals or malicious software, is leading to critical advances in the understanding of the changing harm landscapes and the practices that have developed to manage them. Taken as a whole, the book opens up the conversation, and encourages the invention of new conceptual, theoretical and methodological tools to help criminology tackle and better understand the mobile world in which we live. This book was originally published as a special issue of Global Crime.
Categories: Social Science

The EU Security Continuum

The EU Security Continuum

also allow for an examination of the consistency between the discourse and the practice of EU security. ... H. (2016) EU Borders and Shifting Internal Security: Technology, Externalization and Accountability (London: Springer).

Author: Alistair J.K. Shepherd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317388968

Category: History

Page: 254

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This book examines how internal and external security are blurring at the EU level, and the implications this has for EU security governance and the EU as a security actor. The EU claims that ‘internal and external security are inseparable’ and requires a more integrated approach. This book critically assesses this claim in relation to the threats facing the EU, its responses to them, and the practical and normative implications for EU security governance and actorness. It sets out a novel conceptual framework – the EU security continuum - to examine the ways and extent to which internal and external security are blurring along three axes: geographic, bureaucratic, and functional. This is done through an analysis of four key security issues, regional conflict, terrorism, organised crime, and cybersecurity. The book demonstrates that, to varying degrees, these security threats and/or responses do transcend boundaries. However, institutional turf wars and capability silos hamper the EU’s integrated approach and, therefore, its management of transboundary security threats. Yet, the EU’s pursuit of an integrated approach is reframing its claimed normative distinctiveness toward a more practical one, based on a transnational and multidimensional approach. Such a rearticulation, if implemented, would make the EU a genuinely transboundary security actor, properly structured and equipped to tackle the 21st century’s internal-external security continuum. This book will be of much interest to students of European Security, EU politics, and international relations.
Categories: History

Understanding Conflicts of Sovereignty in the EU

Understanding Conflicts of Sovereignty in the EU

In EU Borders and Shifting Internal Security - Technology, Externalization and Accountability, edited by R. Bossong and H. Carrapico, 23–44. Heidelberg: Springer. Bigo, D. 1996. Polices En Réseaux: L'expérience Européenne.

Author: Nathalie Brack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000385120

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

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This book investigates the multifaceted conflicts of sovereignty in the recent crises in the European Union. Although the notion of sovereignty has been central in the contentious debates triggered by the recent crises in the European Union, it remains strikingly under-researched in political science. This book bridges this gap by providing both theoretical reflections and empirical analyses of today’s conflicts of sovereignty in the EU. More particularly, it investigates conflicts between four types of sovereignty. First, national sovereignty referring to the autonomy of the Westphalian Nation-State to rule on a territory delimited by borders; second, the supranational sovereignty acquired by the EU in a fragmentary fashion in a number of scattered internal and external policy fields; third, parliamentary sovereignty understood as the autonomy of parliaments (at the regional, national and European levels) to take part in the decision making process and control the executive in the name of the principles of election and representation; fourth, popular sovereignty whereby the body politic confers legitimacy to decision makers in a democratic system. Through an analysis of the various crises (rule of law, Brexit, migration, Eurozone crisis), the chapters look at how sovereignty is framed and contested by different types of actors, and how the strengthening or the weakening of certain types of sovereignty contribute to shape preferences regarding policies and governance structures in the multi-level EU. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of European Integration.
Categories: Political Science

Borders as Infrastructure

Borders as Infrastructure

As Özgün Topak observes in “ The Biopolitical Border in Practice : Surveillance and Death at the Greece - Turkey Borderzones ... in EU Borders and Shifting Internal Security : Technology , Externalization and Accountability , ed .

Author: Huub Dijstelbloem

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262542883

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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An investigation of borders as moving entities that influence our notions of territory, authority, sovereignty, and jurisdiction. In Borders as Infrastructure, Huub Dijstelbloem brings science and technology studies, as well as the philosophy of technology, to the study of borders and international human mobility. Taking Europe's borders as a point of departure, he shows how borders can transform and multiply and and how they can mark conflicts over international orders. Borders themselves are moving entities, he claims, and with them travel our notions of territory, authority, sovereignty, and jurisdiction. The philosophies of Bruno Latour and Peter Sloterdijk provide a framework for Dijstelbloem's discussion of the material and morphological nature of borders and border politics. Dijstelbloem offers detailed empirical investigations that focus on the so-called migrant crisis of 2014-2016 on the Greek Aegean Islands of Chios and Lesbos; the Europe surveillance system Eurosur; border patrols at sea; the rise of hotspots and "humanitarian borders"; the technopolitics of border control at Schiphol International Airport; and the countersurveillance by NGOs, activists, and artists who investigate infrastructural border violence. Throughout, Dijstelbloem explores technologies used in border control, including cameras, databases, fingerprinting, visual representations, fences, walls, and monitoring instruments. Borders can turn places, routes, and territories into "zones of death." Dijstelbloem concludes that Europe's current relationship with borders renders borders--and Europe itself--an "extreme infrastructure" obsessed with boundaries and limits.
Categories: Business & Economics

Transnational Migration and Border Making

Transnational Migration and Border Making

Bossong, Raphael, and Helena Carrapiço (eds) (2016) EU Borders and Shifting Internal Security: Technology, Externalization and Accountability. Cham: Springer. Brown, Adèle (ed.) (1999) Asylum Practice and Procedure: Country by Country ...

Author: Robert Sata

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474453509

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This book deals with the ongoing processes of migration and boundary-(re)making in Europe and other parts of the world.
Categories: Political Science

Mediated Bordering

Mediated Bordering

Bellanova, Rocco/Duez, Denis (2016): “The Making (Sense) of EUROSUR: How to Control the Sea Borders,” in: Raphael Bossong/Helena Carrapiço (eds.), EU borders and shifting internal security. Technology, externalization and accountability ...

Author: Sabrina Ellebrecht

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839447536

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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The external border of the EU remains under permanent construction. Sabrina Ellebrecht engages with two of its primary building sites - the European Border Surveillance System (Eurosur) and the Refugee Boat. She analyzes how the function and quality of the EU's current political border is crafted, shaped, produced and eventually stabilized through these two mediators. Eurosur and the Refugee Boat mediate a level of Europeanization which has hitherto - and would otherwise have - been impossible. While Eurosur mobilizes the limits of border policing in various ways, the Refugee Boat functions as the vacillating European Other to legitimize both control and humanitarian interventions. The study shows the specific, if not constitutive, ambivalences of EU border policies, and explores the emergence of viapolitics.
Categories: Political Science