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.

Full titleBorder Externalization to West Africa: Three Logics of Border Security Technologies
PublisherBorder Criminologies
Media typeBlog Post
Topics Border and Surveillance Technology & Industry, Criminalization of Borderwork - Trafficking
Regions West Africa

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