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Security at the borders, transnational practices and technologies in West Africa, Philippe M. Frowd.

Summary
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
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 25 Jul 2018)
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 218 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781108644686

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