In recent years, research on migrations has had to cope with profound transformations in the definition of borders, in the context of the enlargement of the European Union. This book aims to address both the institutional framework and the regulatory aspects of migration and political borders developed by the European Union and its Member States. The idea is to create a research framework to examine the responses offered by the immigration system, as well as the emergence of a definition of the external borders of the European Union.


Centre for studies and documentation international Barcelona (CIDOB).

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Ricard Zapata-Barrero, Sarah Wolf, Nelson Mateus, Claus-Jochen Haake, Tim Krieger y Steffen Minter, Diego Acosta, Antía Pérez, Elisa Fornalé, Monika Weissensteiner, Sílvia Morgades.


“A Migration-Border framework”, “EU Border Policies beyond Lisbon”, “The borders’ maze: allowing in versus keeping out – securitization policies as gatekeepers”, “External border enforcement, public goods and burden sharing mechanisms in the EU”, “Migrations and Borders in the European Union: The Implementation of the Returns Directive on Irregular Migrants in Spain and Italy”, “The externalization of migration control in Spain and its impact on Moroccan and Ecuadorian migration”, “Protection of migrants in irregular situations and EU border controls”, “Borders and Borderlands: A Common European Asylum Space”, “The Externalisation of the Asylum Function in the European Union”.