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Liberal States and the Freedom of Movement
Selective Borders, Unequal Mobility
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
22 Jun 2012
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State borders are seen as institutions that 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 and regulated by theborders of liberal states. The central question is whether borders have become more permissive or more restrictive. In examining border-regime change over the past forty years, the authors find that chances for mobility are increasingly unequal. The new border arrangements define ever greater freedom of mobility for some groups and heavily restrict mobility for others. The authors assess changes in the selectivity of border policies over time and the different means by which such selectivity is enforced.


Description

State borders are seen as institutions that 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 and regulated by theborders of liberal states. The central question is whether borders have become more permissive or more restrictive. In examining border-regime change over the past forty years, the authors find that chances for mobility are increasingly unequal. The new border arrangements define ever greater freedom of mobility for some groups and heavily restrict mobility for others. The authors assess changes in the selectivity of border policies over time and the different means by which such selectivity is enforced.


Reviews

'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


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



Authors

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 European Societies: Mapping Structure and Change (with Roland Verwiebe.)

HEIKE BRABANDT Research Associate at the Collobarative Centre on 'Transformations of the State' at the University of Bremen, Germany. She is interested in the diffusion of international norms and the role of the legal system. She has published on these issues as well as on gendered persecution, human rights and migration.

LENA LAUBE Research Associate at the Collaborative Research Centre on 'Transformations of the State' at Bremen University, Germany. She is interested in border and migration studies, global mobility regimes and social inequality.

CHRISTOF ROOS PhD fellow at Bremen International Graduate School for Social Sciences and a research associate at the Collaborative Research Centre on 'Transformations of the State' at Bremen University, Germany. His main interest lies in EU integration and migration policy research.