EU Borders and Shifting Internal Security

Technology, Externalization and Accountability

  • Raphael Bossong
  • Helena Carrapico

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Rocco Bellanova, Denis Duez
    Pages 23-44
  3. Katsiaryna Yakouchyk, Alexandra M. Schmid
    Pages 121-138

About this book


This edited volume analyzes recent key developments in EU border management. In light of the refugee crises in the Mediterranean and the responses on the part of EU member states, this volume presents an in-depth reflection on European border practices and their political, social and economic consequences. Approaching borders as concepts in flux, the authors identify three main trends: the rise of security technologies such as the EUROSUR system, the continued externalization of EU security governance such as border mission training in third states, and the unfolding dynamics of accountability. The contributions show that internal security cooperation in Europe is far from consolidated, since both political oversight mechanisms and the definition of borders remain in flux. This edited volume makes a timely and interdisciplinary contribution to the ongoing academic and political debate on the future of open borders and legitimate security governance in Europe. It offers a valuable resource for scholars in the fields of international security and migration studies, as well as for practitioners dealing with border management mechanisms.


Border Management Technology EU External Border EU Migration European Refugee Crisis EU Security Governance Integrated Border Management Smart Borders EUROSUR System

Editors and affiliations

  • Raphael Bossong
    • 1
  • Helena Carrapico
    • 2
  1. 1.Europe University ViadrinaFrankfurt, OderGermany
  2. 2.School of Languages and Social ScieAston UniversityBirminghamUnited Kingdom

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