Randall Hansen and Demetrios G. Papademetriou

As borders become increasingly fluid in a globalized world, border security remains at the heart of public and policymaker concerns about immigration. This volume brings together perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic on what border security means in practice. It addreses the challenges that continue to evade policymakers and assesses which policies have been most—and least—successful in achieving “secure” borders while also allowing for the movement of people and commerce.

From border dynamics and drug trafficking in Central America to challenges to the asylum regime in Europe, Managing Borders in an Increasingly Borderless World offers a thought-provoking and well-rounded account of how borders are interpreted and managed in diverse settings.

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Contributors include: Elizabeth Collett (MPI), Brian Grant (former director general, International and Intergovernmental Relations, Citizenship and Immigration Canada), Chris Sands (Hudson Institute), Kay Hailbronner (chair of Public Law, Public International Law and European Law, University of Konstanz), Ralph Espach (director of Latin American Affairs, Center for Naval Analyses), Daniel Haering (director del Centro de Investigación Internacional Ibn Khaldún de la Universidad Francisco Marroquín), and David Shirk (director, Trans-Border Institute, University of San Diego).


This work was funded by the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs in the University of Toronto.