- Tracing mobilities regimes: The regulation of drug smuggling and labour migration at two airports in the Netherlands and Indonesia
- Award date
- 14 March 2013
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
This thesis argues that we can no longer understand the regulation of international mobility by focusing exclusively on state borders. In our contemporary mobile world, movement is regulated by spatiotemporally extended mobilities regimes in which both state and non-state actors play a role. In addition, in these mobilities regimes, the enabling and restricting of movement work in tandem through the use of particular technologies of classifying, examining, and controlling mobilities. The tracing and mapping of contemporary mobilities regimes as is done in this thesis not only allows us to understand their workings and constellation of actors, but also their effects. I show that mobilities regimes create differences in actual movement, in access to movement, and in control over movement, and how these regimes, by blurring the tasks and responsibilities of public and private actors and crossing geographical borders and legal boundaries, challenge borders and boundaries in several ways. In that light, I hope this thesis will encourage the critical analysis of contemporary efforts to regulate international mobility.
- Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam
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