The UK border security continuum : virtual biopolitics and the simulation of the sovereign ban
Vaughan-Williams, Nick. (2010) The UK border security continuum : virtual biopolitics and the simulation of the sovereign ban. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol.28 (No.6). pp. 1071-1083. ISSN 1472-3433Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/d13908
This paper analyses the emergence of the UK's new border security doctrine. It argues that the vision of the UK border being put forward is not one that corresponds to conventional under-standings of what and where borders are in contemporary political life. Rather, the UK border is increasingly projected overseas and across UK territory, ever more invisible, electronic, and mobile through the use of sophisticated identity management technologies and is based on principles of preemption. In search of critical resources appropriate to the analysis of these practices, I draw on the work of Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, and Jean Baudrillard and argue that the UK case is symptomatic of broader attempts to simulate the effect of security in the West.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Border security -- Great Britain, Biopolitics -- Great Britain, Terrorism -- Prevention -- Government policy -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Environment and Planning D: Society and Space|
|Page Range:||pp. 1071-1083|
|Funder:||British Academy (BA)|
|Grant number:||SG-50847 (BA)|
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