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Externalizing Migration Management
Europe, North America and the spread of 'remote control' practices

Edited By

Ruben Zaiotti

ISBN 9781138121591
Published February 26, 2016 by Routledge
308 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The extension of border controls beyond a country’s territory to regulate the flows of migrants before they arrive has become a popular and highly controversial policy practice. Today, remote control policies are more visible, complex and widespread than ever before, raising various ethical, political and legal issues for the governments promoting them.

The book examines the externalization of migration control from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective, focusing on ‘remote control’ initiatives in Europe and North America, with contributions from the fields of politics, sociology, law, geography, anthropology, and history. This book uses empirically rich analyses and compelling theoretical insights to trace the evolution of ‘remote control’ initiatives and assesses their impact and policy implications. It also explores competing theoretical models that might explain their emergence and diffusion. Individual chapters tackle some of the most puzzling questions underlying remote control policies, such as the reasons why governments adopt these policies and what might be their impact on migrants and other actors involved.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction  Preface  1. Mapping Remote Control: the Externalization of Migration Management in the 21st Century   2. Rising Tide: analyzing the Relationship between Remote Control Policies on Migrants and Boat Losses   Part II: Externalizing Migration Management in Europe  3. Frontex and the Shifting Approaches to Boat Migration in the European Union: a Legal Analysis   4. Ethnography up the Stream: The UK ‘Let them Drown’ Policy and the Politics of Bordering Europe    5. The Politics of Negotiating EU Readmission Agreements: Insights from Morocco and Turkey   6. Europe’s Global Approach to Migration Management: Doing Border in Mali and Mauritania   7. At a distance: the European Union and the Management of Irregular Migration in Eastern Europe   8. Eurasia and the Externalities of Border Control: Spillover Dynamics of EU-Russia Cooperation on Migration   Part III: Externalizing Migration Management in North America  9. The US Visa Waiver Program and the Management of Mobility across the Atlantic  10. Judging Borders: Expanding the Canada-US Border Through Legal Decision Making   11. Visas as Technologies in the Externalization of Asylum Management: the case of Canada’s Entry Requirements for Mexican Nationals  12. The South/North Axis of Border Management in Mexico   13. Secluding North America’s Migration Outcasts: Notes on the International Organization for Migration’s Compassionate Mercenary Business  Part IV: Conclusions 14. Policy Outsourcing and Remote Management: the present and future of Border and Migration Politics

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Ruben Zaiotti is Director at European Union Centre of Excellence and Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University, Canada