The Border Multiple
The Practicing of Borders between Public Policy and Everyday Life in a Re-scaling Europe
Dorte Jagetić Andersen, University of Southern Denmark, Martin Klatt, University of Southern Denmark, Marie Sandberg, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Addressing and conceptualizing the changing character of borders in contemporary Europe, this book examines developments occurring in the light of European integration processes and an on-going tightening of Europe’s external borders. Moreover, the book suggests new ways of investigating the nature of European borders by looking at border practices in the light of the mobility turn, and thus as dynamic, multiple, diverse and best expressed in everyday experiences of people living at and with borders, rather than focusing on static territorial divisions between states and regions at geopolitical level. It provides border scholars and researchers as well as policymakers with new empirical and theoretical evidence on the de- and re-bordering processes going on in diverse border regions in Europe, both within and outside of the EU.
Introduction: the border multiple, Dorte Jagetić Andersen and Marie Sandberg; Part I Europe Rescaling and its New Security Regimes: Rescaling Europe, Michael Keating; Forcing flows of migrants: European externalization and border-induced displacement, Martin Lemberg-Pedersen; Mobile regions: competitive regional concepts (not only) in the Danish-German border region, Martin Klatt. Part II Researching Everyday Practices at Borders: Revisiting the anthropology of policy and borders in Europe, Thomas M. Wilson; Borders from the perspective of ‘ants’: petty smugglers from the Polish-Ukrainian border crossing in Medyka, Marta Byrska-Szklarczyk; Border orderings: the co-existence of border focusing and letting border issues take a back seat at the German-Polish border, Marie Sandberg; The multiple politics of borders: doing the Croatian-Slovenian border from the perspective of an ethnography on the move, Dorte Jagetic Andersen. Part III Cross-Border Cooperation and Mobility: Boundary objects in border research: methodological reflections with examples from two European borderlands, Jouni Häkli; The (in)visible wall of Fortress Europe? Elite migrating youth perceiving the sensitive Polish-Ukraineian border, Anna Gawlewicz and Carsten Yndigegn; Living (beyond) the border: European integration processes and cross-border residential mobility in the Italian-Slovenian border area, Devan Jagodić; Explaining coverage: why local governments in Central Europe do or do not join Euroregions?, Sara Svensson and Gergö Medve-Bálint; Afterwords, Olivier Kramsch; Index,