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Mobility & Politics

Outsourcing Border Control

Politics and Practice of Contracted Visa Policy in Morocco

Authors: Infantino, Federica

  • Analyzes the political effects of private actors involved in public governance and migration control policies 
  • Identifies outsourcing visa services as a political strategic resource in the making of the Schengen area
  • Based on in-depth fieldwork research conducted in consular visa services and visa application centers in Casablanca, Morocco
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This book explores the everyday practices of border control and implementation of mobility policy in the European Schengen area by analyzing consular visas services on the edges of the territory. Using an original case study, private contractors that implement EU visa policy on governments’ behalf, the author focuses on visa application centers located in Morocco and run by the two major contractors of European Member States, the transnational corporations VFSGlobal and TLSContact. The analysis builds on ethnographic research that encompasses the making of EU visa policy at the European, national and local levels. It aims at uncovering the reasons that have led to the adoption of outsourcing as a normal and legitimized mode to implement EU visa policy and the effects of that choice. 

About the authors

Federica Infantino is FNRS Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Group for Research on Ethnic Relations, Migration and Equality, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, and Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK. She is co-editor of the 2014 Security Dialogue’s special issue “Border Security as Practice” and contributor to several journals in English and French. 

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Bordering Outside the State

    Infantino, Federica

    Pages 1-25

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  • Outsourcing in Practice

    Infantino, Federica

    Pages 27-59

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  • The Politics of Public-Private Cooperation

    Infantino, Federica

    Pages 61-81

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eBook 41,64 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-46984-7
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-46983-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Outsourcing Border Control
Book Subtitle
Politics and Practice of Contracted Visa Policy in Morocco
Authors
Series Title
Mobility & Politics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46984-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-46984-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46983-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 94
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