Reinstatement of Border control in the Schengen Area: Conflict, Symbolism and institutional Dynamics

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Abstract

This chapter reflects on the significance of the absence of internal border control for the EU, highlighting its character as simultaneously highly symbolical and deeply functional. I argue that placing too much emphasis on its symbolic dimension, as is often done by the Parliament and the Commission, obscures from sight the changing connotations of territorial borders and border control in contemporary Europe, and has the unintended effect of over-privileging economic interests to the detriment of the protection of those individuals that are mostly affected by changing ‘border practices'.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE TAMPERE PROGRAMME
Subtitle of host publicationEuropeanisation Dynamics of the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
EditorsSergio Carrera, Deirdre Curtin, Andrew Geddes
Place of PublicationFlorence
PublisherEuropean University Institute
Chapter7
Pages81-93
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789290848820
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

Keywords

  • Schengen, EU recht, binnengrenzen

VU Research Profile

  • Governance for Society

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