Border Externalization to West Africa

Border security-building has become a main type of the Global North’s assistance and aid to countries in the Global South. While often framed as state-building, development, or humanitarian action, the main objective of border security aid is to stop unwanted/risky mobility and transnational illicit flows – particularly those allegedly destined for the Global North. This blog post reflects on the border technologies exported by the EU and other international donors to West Africa.

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Author(s): Eva Magdalena Stambøl

Full Title: Border Externalization to West Africa: Three Logics of Border Security Technologies

Publisher or Journal: Border Criminologies

Year of Publication: 2021

Document Type: Blog Post


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