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Cultures of Border Control: Schengen and the Evolution of European Frontiers

Ruben Zaiotti


In recent years, a number of European countries abolished national border controls in favor of Europe's external frontiers. In doing so, they challenged long-established conceptions of sovereignty, territoriality, and security in world affairs. Setting forth a new analytic framework informed by constructivism and pragmatism, this book traces the transformation of underlying assumptions and cultural practices guiding European policymakers and postnational Europe, shedding light on current trends characterizing its politics and relations with others. The book also includes a fascinating comparis ... More

Keywords: Europe, national border controls, external frontiers, constructivism, pragmatism, postnational Europe, North America, 9/11

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780226977867
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226977881.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruben Zaiotti, author