Focusing in particular on the European borders, this volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of academics to consider questions of immigration and the free movement of people, linking control within the state to the role of the police and internal security.
The contributors all take as the point of departure the significance of European governmentality within the Foucauldian meaning as opposed to the European governance perspective which is already well represented in the literature. They discuss the relation between control of borders, introduction of biometrics and freedom. The book makes available in English an analysis of an important and politically highly charged field from a major French critical perspective. It draws on different disciplines including law, politics, international relations and philosophy.
Introduction: policing in the name of freedom, Didier Bigo and Elspeth Guild;
The legal framework: who is entitled to move?, Elspeth Guild;
Frontier controls in the European Union: who is in control?, Didier Bigo;
Who is entitled to work and who is in charge? Understanding the legal framework of European labour migration, Elspeth Guild;
Where does the State actually start? The contemporary governance of work and migration, John Crowley;
Looking at migrants as enemies, Anastassia Tsoukala;
The control of the enemy within? Police intelligence in the French suburbs (banlieues) and its relevance for globalization, Laurent Bonelli;
Policing by dossier: identification and surveillance in an era of uncertainty and fear, Ayse Ceyhan;
Policing at a distance: Schengen visa policies, Didier Bigo and Elspeth Guild;
Source : Ashgate