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The Border: Policy and Politics in Europe and the United States

Martin A. Schain


This book is a comparative study of how and why border policy has become increasingly important, politicized, and divisive in Europe and the United States. It focuses on how border governance has emerged as an important focus of policy in itself, rather than merely contingent on trade and, above all, on immigration policy. New data indicate a massive increase of walls and barriers between countries after 2001. In our more globalized world, borders are back with a vengeance. However, at the same time that more controls have been established, the flow of people and the growth of trade have conti ... More

Keywords: fortress Europe, globalization, liberal-democratic paradox, Schengen Agreement, European Union, asylum crisis, open borders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199938674
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199938674.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin A. Schain, author
Professor Emeritus, New York University