Building Fortress Europe

Building Fortress Europe is an ethnographic examination of the human, social, and political consequences of developing a specialized, targeted, and legally advanced border regime in the enlarged European Union, exploring the intersection between border policing and the lives of migrants, framed by the contradictions of European integration.

Building Fortress Europe
The Polish-Ukrainian Frontier

Karolina S. Follis

2012 | 296 pages | Cloth $69.95
Political Science | Anthropology
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Rebordering Europe
2. Civilizing the Postsocialist Frontier?
3. I'm Not Really Here: The Time-Space of Itinerant Lives
4. Seeing like a Border Guard: Strategies of Surveillance
5. Economic Migrants Beyond Demand: Asylum and the Politics of Classification
6. Capacity Building and Other Technicalities: Ukraine as a Buffer Zone
7. The Border as Intertext: Memory, Belonging, and the Search for a New Narrative
8. Conclusion

Appendix: Methods