Security at the Borders

Security at the Borders

Transnational Practices and Technologies in West Africa

Frowd, Philippe M. (University of Ottawa)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

The tightening of border security in West Africa has led to the application of new technologies of surveillance and identification. Philippe M. Frowd focuses on the mix of actors involved in these efforts and shows that border security is a statebuilding practice, underpinned by international and local security officials and technologies.
1. Introduction; Part I: 2. Borderwork assemblages; 3. Security knowledge and the politics of intervention; Part II: 4. From migration crisis to cooperacion; 5. Border infrastructures and statebuilding in Mauritania; 6. Biometric borderwork; 7. Conclusion; References; Index.
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