The land border between Russia and the European Union is one of the longest land borders in the world, with very considerable trade flowing across the border in both directions. This book examines the nature of the EU-Russia border, and the issues connected with its management. It describes the territories and the societies on each side of the border, discusses the challenges which confront border management, including migration and criminal activities, and explores how people on both sides perceive each other and perceive threats and security issues. It concludes by assessing achievements to date in managing the border and by assessing continuing unresolved challenges.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Border Security: Towards Conceptualization 3. EU-Russian Border(land): Characteristics and Representations 4. Immigration as a Security Issue 5. Smuggling and Grey Trade 6. Border Protection: Strategies, Achievements, and Side Effects 7. Conclusion
Seghei Golunov is a Professor of the Department of International Relations and Area Studies at Volgograd State University, Russia.