Cultures of Border Control: Schengen and the Evolution of by Ruben Zaiotti

By Ruben Zaiotti

Lately, a few ecu international locations abolished nationwide border controls in desire of Europe’s exterior frontiers. In doing so, they challenged customary conceptions of sovereignty, territoriality, and safeguard in global affairs. Setting forth a brand new analytic framework proficient by way of constructivism and pragmatism, Ruben Zaiotti lines the transformation of underlying assumptions and cultural practices guiding eu policymakers and postnational Europe, laying off gentle on present developments characterizing its politics and family with others. The e-book additionally contains a attention-grabbing comparability to advancements in North the US, the place the U.S. has pursued extra restrictive border keep watch over recommendations due to the fact that 9-11. As a extensive survey of the origins, evolution, and implications of this awesome improvement in ecu integration, Cultures of Border regulate may be of curiosity to scholars and students of diplomacy and political geography.  

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They lack, however, the routinized and automatic modus operandi that characterizes practices in a mature culture, since they are not (yet) fully internalized. These experiments are nonetheless crucial in an evolutionary framework because they allow members of the community to “practice” the new culture20 and provide the supporting evidence that a community relies on to assess a culture’s performance. It is thanks to the results of these experiments that members of the community are put in the position to either embrace or discard an emerging culture that they have previously practiced.

Brussels is the official “capital” of Europe, and as such represents the very essence of the project of European integration, which, inter alia, entails a particular conception of borders. Each of these cultures is defined by a set of background assumptions about borders and relevant practices held by a border control community. , national, “pooled,” or collective), and to the identity of the relevant border control community (national, intergovernmental, . This way of conceptualizing a border control community is consistent with Adler’s idea, which he borrows from the field of knowledge management in business administration, of a “community of practice” (Adler 2005; Lave and Wenger 1991; Wenger 1998).

12. Collected Papers of Charles Peirce, 5: 171. References to the Collected Papers of Charles Peirce (referred to as CP below) will follow the standard procedure of listing the relevant volume and paragraph number. 13. In this sense Peirce’s ideas are consistent with Habermas’s “logic of arguing” (Risse 2000). This logic accounts for the process through which a community reaches consensus on a particular subject matter. Members of this community may change their identity and interests if they are persuaded during a process of argumentation that previously held norms are not morally justifiable and cannot be sustained in light of the better argument provided by others (Risse 2000: 10).

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