Controlling Frontiers: Free Movement Into and Within Europe

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Didier Bigo, Elspeth Guild
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2005 - Political Science - 283 pages
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Focusing in particular on the European borders, this volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of academics to consider questions of immigration and the free movement of people, linking control within the state to the role of the police and internal security. The contributors all take as the point of departure the significance of European governmentality within the Foucauldian meaning as opposed to the European governance perspective which is already well represented in the literature. They discuss the relation between control of borders, introduction of biometrics and freedom. The book makes available in English an analysis of an important and politically highly charged field from a major French critical perspective. It draws on different disciplines including law, politics, international relations and philosophy.

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Didier Bigo is Professor of International Relations in Sciences-Po, Paris and Visiting Professor in the Department of War Studies at King's College London. Didier Bigo is also Scientific Coordinator of the 6PCRD of the EU Commission Challenge, Editor of the forthcoming ISA journal International Political Sociology and Editor of the French journal Cultures et Conflits. Elspeth Guild is Professor of European Immigration Law in Nijmegen, in The Netherlands. She is also Visiting Professor at the L.S.E London and at Sciences-Po Paris, and Partner of Kingsley Napley, JHA supervisor for CEPS.

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