Addressing and conceptualizing the changing character of borders in contemporary Europe, this book examines developments occurring in the light of European integration processes and an on-going tightening of Europe's external borders. Moreover, the book suggests new ways of investigating the nature of European borders by looking at border practices in the light of the mobility turn, and thus as dynamic, multiple, diverse and best expressed in everyday experiences of people living at and with borders, rather than focusing on static territorial divisions between states and regions at geopolitical level. It provides border scholars and researchers as well as policymakers with new empirical and theoretical evidence on the de- and re-bordering processes going on in diverse border regions in Europe, both within and outside of the EU.
About the Author
Dorte Jagetic Andersen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark, Martin Klatt, University of Southern Denmark and Marie Sandberg, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Dorte Jagetic Andersen, Marie Sandberg, Michael Keating, Martin Lemberg-Pedersen, Martin Klatt, Thomas M. Wilson, Marta Byrska-Szklarczyk, Jouni Häkli, Anna Gawlewicz, Carsten Yndigegn, Gergö Medve-Bálint , Sara Svensson, Olivier Thomas Kramsch.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction, Dorte Jagetic Andersen and Marie Sandberg; Part I Europe Re-scaling and its New Security Regimes: Re-scaling Europe, Michael Keating; Forcing flows of migrants: European externalization and border-induced displacement, Martin Lemberg-Pedersen; Mobile regions: competitive regional concepts (not only) in the Danish-German border region, Martin Klatt. Part II Researching Everyday Practices at Borders: Revisiting the anthropology of policy and borders in Europe, Thomas M. Wilson; Borders from the perspective of 'ants': petty smugglers from the Polish-Ukrainian border crossing in Medyka, Marta Byrska-Szklarczyk; Border orderings: the co-existence of border focusing and letting border issues take a back seat at the German-Polish border, Marie Sandberg; The multiple politics of borders: images of the Slovenian-Croatian border on Istria from the perspective of an ethnographer on the move, Dorte Jagetic Andersen. Part III Cross-Border Cooperation and Mobility: Boundary objects in border research: methodological reflections with examples from two European borderlands, Jouni Häkli; The (in)visible wall of Fortress Europe? Elite migrating youth perceiving the sensitive Polish-Ukrainian border, Anna Gawlewicz and Carsten Yndigegn; Living (beyond) the border: European integration processes and cross-border residential mobility in the Italian-Slovenian border area, Devan Jagodic; Explaining coverage: why local governments in Central Europe join (or not join) Euroregions?, Gergö Medve-Bálint and Sara Svensson; Afterword, Olivier Thomas Kramsch; Index.