Shaping the normative contours of the European Union: a Migration-Border framework

Publication date:
09/2010
Author:
Ricard Zapata-Barrero (ed.)
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In recent years, research on migrations has had to deal with profound transformations in the definition of borders, in the context of the enlargement of the European Union. The aim of this book is to tackle both the institutional and the regulatory aspects of migration and border policies developed by the European Union and its Member States. The idea is to create a research framework to examine the responses offered by the migration systems, as well as the emergence of a definition of the European Union's external border.

The book collect the main contributions made at the joint initiative seminar by GRITIM-UPF at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) and the Migration Programme of CIDOB held on 10th September 2009 entitled “Migrations and Borders in the European Union”. The compilation cover three dimensions – the conceptual, the practical and the political – and is focused on a range of issues, including border control and securitisation, the externalisation of migration policies, the institutional discourse of the EU on the subject of border management or the theoretical debates on the concepts of migration and borders.

Language: English

ISBN: 978-84-92511-27-3

190 pages

Publication content

INTRODUCTION

Ricard Zapata-Barrero
A Migration-Border framework


CONTEXT, THEORIES AND CONCEPTS

Sarah Wolff
EU Border Policies beyond Lisbon

Nelson Mateus
The borders' maze: allowing in versus keeping out – securitization policies as gatekeepers

Claus-Jochen Haake, Tim Krieger and Steffen Minter
External border enforcement, public goods and burden sharing mechanisms in the EU


INSTRUMENTS AND CASE STUDIES

Diego Acosta
Migrations and Borders in the European Union: The Implementation of the Returns Directive on Irregular Migrants in Spain and Italy

Antía Pérez
The externalization of migration control in Spain and its impact on Moroccan and Ecuadorian migration


BORDERS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Elisa Fornalé
Protection of migrants in irregular situations and EU border controls

Monika Weissensteiner
Borders and Borderlands: A Common European Asylum Space

Sílvia Morgades
The Externalisation of the Asylum Function in the European Union


ABOUT THE AUTHORS