Type
Article
Title
Border security as practice: An agenda for research
In
Security Dialogue
Author(s)
CÔTÉ-BOUCHER Karine - (Author)
INFANTINO Federica - Centre d'études européennes et de politique comparée (Author)
SALTER Mark - (Author)
Editor
GB : SAGE Publications
Volume
45
Number
3
Pages
195 - 208 p.
ISSN
09670106
Keywords
border security - ethnography - the everyday - practice street-level bureaucrats
Abstract
EN
The ambition of this special issue is to contribute to contemporary scholarly analyses of border security by bringing more focus onto a specific field of inquiry: the practices of the plurality of power-brokers involved in the securing of borders. Border security is addressed from the angle of the everyday practices of those who are appointed to carry it out; considering border security as practice is essential for shedding light on contemporary problematizations of security. Underscoring the methodological specificity of fieldwork research, we call for a better grounding of scholarship within the specific agencies intervening in bordering spaces in order to provide detailed analyses of the contextualized practices of security actors.

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