Author Frowd, Philippe M., author
Title Security at the borders : transnational practices and technologies in West Africa / Philippe M. Frowd
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
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 人文社會聯圖  JV9020 .F76 2018    AVAILABLE    30650020079220
Descript viii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-210) and index
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction -- Part I -- 2. Borderwork Assemblages in West Africa -- 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
"Borders are not just lines in the sand, but increasingly globalised spaces of practice. This is the case in West Africa, where a growing range of local and international officials are brought together by ambitious security projects around common anxieties. These projects include efforts to stop irregular migration by sea through international police cooperation, reinforcing infrastructures at border posts, and the application of new digital identification tools to identify and track increasingly mobile citizens. These interventions are driven by global and local security agendas, by biometric passport rules as much as competition between local security agencies. This book draws on the author's multi-sited ethnography in Mauritania and Senegal, showing how border security practices and technologies operate to build state security capacity, transform how state agencies work, and produce new forms of authority and expertise"-- Provided by publisher
Link ebook version : 9781108677998
Subject Border security -- Africa, West
Borderlands -- Africa, West
Africa, West -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Africa, West -- Civilization
Politics and government. fast (OCoLC)fst01919741
Civilization. fast (OCoLC)fst00862898
Borderlands. fast (OCoLC)fst01723579
Border security. fast (OCoLC)fst01742239
Africa, West. fast (OCoLC)fst01239521
2000-2099 fast