The last frontier : practises of externalization of migration control within Europe and beyond

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2012-05
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Rinelli, Lorenzo
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[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [May 2012]
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This dissertation analyzes everyday practices of externalization of African migration control beyond and within Europe's geopolitical limits, in sites such as detention centers in Libya, but also in Rome; in dinghies adrift at sea among herds of sophisticated military vessels, but also in machine-readable bodies adrift within European digital data fields. After exploring at length the role of Gaddafi's Libya in the last ten years as a gendarme of Europe, I deploy methodologies not only of International Relations, but also of transnationalism and translocalism to expand the concept of externalization beyond geospatial accounts of borders. Moving through spaces of in/security, and times of panic, this work redefines borders and frontiers in ways that can account for their dialectical nature, and for the dialectical nature of political life practices.
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Ph.D. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2012.
Includes bibliographical references.
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Border, Migration, Europe, Africa, Rome
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Theses for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Political Science.
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