Migration management and control by the European Union (EU) and its member states are top priorities on political agendas. In the past the academic community has tried to introduce more clarity and has provided data for the debate at public and policy levels; yet, it remains a politicized and toxic discourse dominated by the drivers of threat and fear. Terminology such as bordering and territoriality moved to centre stage in this new domain of security. Processes of securitization and criminalization of migration have gradually legitimized policy measures that can be found in the established control regimes of the “affluent West” and increasingly so in the BRICS countries and the EU neighbourhood. This book focuses on the latter, the region’s interdependent relationship with the EU and its latest migration histories—a plausible undertaking that provokes stimulating expectations.
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