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The Resource Europe's border crisis : biopolitical security and beyond, Nick Vaughan-Williams

Europe's border crisis : biopolitical security and beyond, Nick Vaughan-Williams

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Europe's border crisis : biopolitical security and beyond
Title
Europe's border crisis
Title remainder
biopolitical security and beyond
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Nick Vaughan-Williams
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The European Union (EU) Commission champions a 'migrant-centred' approach to border security and 'irregular' migration management: it claims not only to observe human rights, but also to use surveillance to enhance the humanitarian protection of 'endangered' lives on land and at sea. Yet research presented by Non-Governmental Organizations and 'irregular' migrants' own testimonies reveal systemic border violence, dehumanization in spaces of detention, and exposure to death via abandonment in hostile environments. This book turns to conceptual resources found in biopolitical theory in order to move diagnoses of Europe's border crisis beyond that of a 'gap' between the policy 'rhetoric' of humanitarianism and the 'reality' of 'irregular' migrants' embodied experiences. It argues that both 'positive' and 'negative' dimensions of EU border security are symptomatic of tensions within biopolitical techniques of government and what Roberto Esposito refers to as the paradigm of immunization.0While bordering practices are designed to play a defensive role they contain the potential for excessive and often lethal security mechanisms that end up threatening the very values and lives they purport to protect. Each chapter draws on a different biopolitical key to identify and interrogate diverse technologies of power at a range of border sites. Must border security always result in dehumanization and death? Are humanitarian discourses sufficient for critiquing contemporary forms of border violence? Is a more affirmative approach to border politics possible? 'Europe's border crisis' addresses these pressing questions and advances new research agendas for critical border and migration studies beyond existing debates about 'control' versus 'escape'--
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  • Border security
  • European Union countries
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Europe's border crisis : biopolitical security and beyond, Nick Vaughan-Williams
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https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:394493/one
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17743163
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780198747024
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)926656380
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Europe's border crisis : biopolitical security and beyond, Nick Vaughan-Williams
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:394493/one
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17743163
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780198747024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)926656380

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