Liberal States and the Freedom of Movement: Selective Borders, Unequal Mobility

Hardcover | June 15, 2012

bySteffen Mau, Heike Brabandt, Lena Laube

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State borders regulate cross-border mobility and determine peoples' chances to travel, work, and study across the globe. This book looks at how global mobility is defined by borders in 2011 in comparison to the 1970s. The authors trace the transformation of OECD-state borders in recent decades and show how borders have become ever more selective.

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State borders regulate cross-border mobility and determine peoples' chances to travel, work, and study across the globe. This book looks at how global mobility is defined by borders in 2011 in comparison to the 1970s. The authors trace the transformation of OECD-state borders in recent decades and show how borders have become ever more...

STEFFEN MAU Professor of Political Sociology and Comparative Social Research at the University of Bremen, Germany. He works in the fields of European integration, borders and mobility, comparative welfare research and social inequality. His recent publications include Social Transnationalism Lifeworlds beyond the Nation State and Euro...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 8.92 × 5.65 × 0.94 inPublished:June 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230277845

ISBN - 13:9780230277847

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Nation-State Building and the Regulation of Mobility
Globalization and the Challenge of Mobility
Visa Policies and the Regulation of Territorial Access
The Spatial Flexibilization of Border Control
Internationalization of Border Policies
Varieties of Border Policies
New Control and Selectivity Arrangements


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"This latest work emerging out of the prodigious Bremen School of State Transformation shows that state borders do not disappear in an age of globalization. Instead, borders become more selective, open to a courted few, but closed to the vast majority of humankind. With theoretical sophistication and methodological rigor, this excellent book shows better than any other book I know how states control mobility in our fast-changing world." - Christian Joppke, Professor, University of Bern, Switzerland"A fresh and innovative comparative perspective with historical depth, this accessible book builds upon the-state-of-the-art to ask key questions about state borders in the OECD world today: who is excluded by these 'semi-permeable filters,' why, how and by whom?" - Virginie Guiraudon, Research Professor, Sciences Po Center for European Studies, Paris, France