Europe's Border Crisis: Biopolitical Security and Beyond by Nick Vaughan-williamsEurope's Border Crisis: Biopolitical Security and Beyond by Nick Vaughan-williams

Europe's Border Crisis: Biopolitical Security and Beyond

byNick Vaughan-williams

Paperback | September 19, 2017

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Europe's Border Crisis explores current dynamics in EU border security and migration management. It argues that a crisis point has emerged because "irregular" migrants are seen as both a security threat to the EU and also as a life threatened and in need of protection. This leads toparadoxical situations whereby humanitarian policies and practices expose "irregular" migrants to often dehumanizing and sometimes lethal border security mechanisms. The dominant way of understanding these dynamics - one that blames a gap between policy and practice - fails to address the deeperissues at stake and ends up perpetuating the terms of the crisis. Drawing on conceptual resources in biopolitical theory the book offers an alternative diagnosis and sets out a new research agenda for the interdisciplinary field of critical border and migration studies.
Nick Vaughan-Williams is Reader in International Security at the University of Warwick, UK. His research, supported by the British Academy and ESRC, focuses on the relationship between sovereignty, subjectivity, and the spatial dimensions of security - particularly the changing nature and location of borders in global politics. His fir...
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Title:Europe's Border Crisis: Biopolitical Security and BeyondFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pagesPublished:September 19, 2017Publisher:OUPLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Borders, crises, critique1. Europes border crisis2. European border security and the crisis of humanitarian critique3. Conceptual crises in critical border and migration studies4. Key themes and a map of the studyPart 2. Biopolitical borders5. Introduction6. European border security and migration management: from Schengen to the Arab Spring7. Foucault and the biopolitical paradigm8. Biopolitical border security in EuropePart 3. Thanatopolitical borders9. Introduction10. The sovereign ban and thanatopolitical spaces11. Reassessing Agamben in critical border and migration studies12. Push-backs and abandonment in the European borderscapePart 4. Zoopolitical borders13. Introduction14. Borderwork and contemporary spaces of detention in Europe15. Critical infrastructure, dehumanization, animalization16. Derridas zoopolitics and the bestial potential of border securityPart 5. Immunitary borders17. Introduction18. Life, politics, and immunity in Esposito19. The immunitary paradigm20. Reconceptualizing the border as an immune systemPart 6. Affirmative borders21. Introduction22. Affirmative biopolitics23. Towards an affirmative biopolitical border imaginary24. Affirmative headings for European border security and migration management