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Transformations of the State

Liberal States and the Freedom of Movement

Selective Borders, Unequal Mobility

Authors: Mau, S., Brabandt, H., Laube, L., Roos, C.

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State borders 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 by borders in 2011 in comparison to the 1970s. The authors trace the transformation of OECD-state borders in recent decades and show how borders have become ever more selective.

About the 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.

Reviews

“The book, published in 2012, is well-researched and competently written. It delineates a much more nuanced picture of cross-border migrations and related state policies than mainstream media and political rhetoric usually allow for. … it should appeal to the cool-minded academic wishing to grasp the mechanisms for inclusion and exclusion that inter-state borders still represent and implement, especially in the so-called developed countries of our planet.” (Giorgio Baruchello, The European Legacy, Vol. 22 (3), 2017)



'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

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mau, Steffen (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Nation-State Building and the Regulation of Mobility

    Mau, Steffen (et al.)

    Pages 11-24

  • Globalization and the Challenge of Mobility

    Mau, Steffen (et al.)

    Pages 25-53

  • Visa Policies and the Regulation of Territorial Access

    Mau, Steffen (et al.)

    Pages 54-87

  • The Spatial Flexibilization of Border Control

    Mau, Steffen (et al.)

    Pages 88-120

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Liberal States and the Freedom of Movement
Book Subtitle
Selective Borders, Unequal Mobility
Authors
Series Title
Transformations of the State
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-01675-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137016751
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-27784-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32581-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 262
Topics