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

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  • Security at the borders : transnational practices and technologies in West Africa / Philippe M. Frowd
  • Cambridge [etc.] Cambridge University press 2018
  • 1 volume (VIII-218 pages); 24 cm
  • 1-108-47010-6
  • 978-1-108-47010-0
  • 978-1-108-45521-3
  • 9781108470100 rel.
  • 9781108455213 br.
  • 363.285 096
  • Bibliographie pages 193-2010. Index
  • Texte remanié de Doctoral thesis Political science McMaster University, Hamilton (Ont.) 2015 Securing borders in West Africa : transnational actors, practices and knowledges
  • Présentation de l'éditeur : "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."
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