1st Edition

The EU's Shifting Borders Theoretical Approaches and Policy Implications in the New Neighbourhood

Edited By Klaus Bachmann, Elzbieta Stadtmuller Copyright 2012
    296 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    280 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The EU’s internal borders have become mostly invisible. Today, external borders are at the centre of controversy about an alleged 'fortress Europe'. Using different theoretical and methodological perspectives this book examines the challenges facing the EU’s external borders, including Neighborhood Policy, migration issues and the diffusion of norms and values to other countries.

    Divided into two parts, the book first presents different theoretical approaches and empirical studies of the EU’s external borders, mobility and security issues. It is an invaluable guide to border research within a framework of European Integration and Globalization Studies. The second part of this volume focuses on the analyses of the EU’s Neighbourhood Policy, the approach to Eastern Europe and EU energy policy. Expert contributors collaborate to explore debates about migration, the EU as a normative, 'civil' power, energy security and the securitization of borders. Highly relevant and insightful, the text provides a timely assessment of EU borders in an increasingly globalized and integrated European neighbourhood.

    The EU's Shifting Borders will be of interest to students and scholars of European Union Politics and International Relations.

    Introduction  Part 1: Investigating Borders and Integration: Theoretical Aspects and Their Methodological Implications  1. The External Aspects of the European Identity Construction Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski  2. Neo-Functionalism, the Commission and the Construction of the EU’s External Borders Valentina Kostadinova  3. Externalization and Securitization of Immigration in Europe: Using the Gravity Model to Understand Citizens’ Behaviour in Italy, Germany and Poland Endri Xhaferaj  4. The EU’s External Policy towards Eastern Europe on Migration Issues Bernhard Zeilinger  Part 2: Assessing Policies: Neighborhood Policy, Governance and Security Issues  5. Sources of Misunderstanding: Intervening Variables Influencing the Effectiveness of the European Neighbourhood Policy towards Eastern European States Igor Lyubashenko  6. Spill over at the Border: The Social Forces Behind Poland’s Access to Schengen Klaus Bachmann  7. Avoiding New Dividing Lines? EU External Governance and the Eastern Neighbours Marie Campain  8. Promoting Stability and the Rule of Law in the EU Borderlands: The Balkans Aleksandar Fatić  9. Russia and the EU’s Neighbourhood Policy Template Przemysław Żurawski vel Grajewski  10. Defining Borders between the EU and the South Caucasus: The Role of the Energy Factor Samuel Lussac  11. Turkey, Central Asia and Energy: Dreams and Realities Gareth Jenkins  12. At the Borders of the EU: Migration and Democratization Policies Assessed Leila Mouhib  13. Immigration Control and Securing the EU's External Borders Artur Gruszczak


    Klaus Bachmann is a professor of political science at the University of Wroclaw and the Warsaw School for Social Psychology.

    Elżbieta Stadtmüller is a professor and Head of European Studies in the Institute of International Studies at the University of Wroclaw.