Mobility, control and technology in border areas : discretion and decision-making in the information age

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Mobility, control and technology in border areas : discretion and decision-making in the information age

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Mobility, control and technology in border areas : discretion and decision-making in the information age
Author: Dekkers, T.J.M.
Issue Date: 2019-03-20
Keywords: Migration
Technology
Borders
Policing
Profiling
Abstract: Controlling mobilities in the EU is increasingly depending on information and information technology. Abolishing permanent border control between Schengen Member States has created the dilemma of economic benefits versus security issues of the freedom of movement. The solution to this issue is often sought in the development and implementation of information technology. While expectations of information and information technologies are high, empirical research on how such border technologies are used in practice is scarce and subsequently little is known about to what extent the envisioned benefits are actually achieved. This dissertation aims to gain more insight in the use of information and information technology in controlling mobilities in intra-Schengen border areas by using a case study of the Mobile Security Monitor as carried out by the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee. Through extensive observations of border checks, focus groups with border patrol officers, interviews with Marechaussee staff members, discourse analysis of political debates and policy documentation and quantitative data, this dissertation aims to gain insight in the decision-making process on the political, organizational and street-level and the role of information and information technology therein.
Promotor: Supervisor: Leun J.P. van der, Woude M.A.H. van der
Faculty: Faculty of Law
University: Leiden University
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/70038
 

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