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Published: 01 August 2021

256 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198855538

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Vernacular Border Security

Citizens' Narratives of Europe's 'Migration Crisis'

Nick Vaughan-Williams

  • Outlines and applies a new conceptual and methodological approach to the study of border security
  • Argues that enhanced deterrent border security legitimized by notions of 'crisis' perpetuate the very anxieties that they purport to address, but that vernacular narratives point to another border politics in Europe today
  • Based on an original programme of qualitative research, funded by a Philip Leverhulme Prize, including 24 focus groups with 179 EU citizens between 2016 and 2017 across 11 cities and 5 countries

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