The scenario of human mobility and geopolitical transformation opened by the outbreak of the Arab spring altered in substantial manner the Mediterranean agenda. The main argument of this book points out that the events of 2011 not only transformed the approaches and the current up to date agenda, but also gave greater visibility to new and old practices of border management in the region. This new scenario, the theoretical framework within which this work is addressing the nexus between concept/context/policy. This systemic relationship acts as a catalyst for the majority of cases, approaches and grounds dealt with in this volume. The current process of redefining the border category manifests the new orientations of political management of migrations, both in its public perception.

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Ricard Zapata-Barrero (Professor of political science of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona); Xavier Ferrer-Gallardo (postdoctoral researcher at Nijmegen Centre for Border Research, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Netherlands)