The Dilemmas of Control: Rights, Walls and Identities in State Policies to International Migration

  • Ana María López-SalaEmail author


Throughout the last decade, the search for more efficient and selective policies to control migratory flows has led to the development of new forms of intervention which make up what has denominated a new political design in the area of migration control. In this article, we have described the challenges that international migrations pose to the classic understanding of sovereignty, interstate relations and state territorial boundaries and human rights. The new political architecture of migration control has underscored the growing discrepancy between political jurisdiction and action and has evolved to a more selective practice where borders, internal control and immigrant’s qualifications have acquired a remarkable role in the admission process.


Welfare State International Migration Destination Country Border Control Academic Debate 
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  1. 1.Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)MadridSpain

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