The Sight of Migration: Governmentality, Visibility and Europe’s Contested Borders

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Type
Journal Article

Author
Martina Tazzioli

Author
William Walters

URL
http://ift.tt/2agi9ok

Volume
30

Issue
3

Pages
445-464

Publication
Global Society

ISSN
1360-0826

Date
July 2, 2016

DOI
10.1080/13600826.2016.1173018

Accessed
2016-07-29 23:27:03

Library Catalog
Taylor and Francis+NEJM

Abstract
Foucault’s shift from an analytical focus on discipline to governmentality saw the theme of visibility move into the background of his attention. In this article we ask how the debates about governmentality and visibility can be brought into a mutually productive relationship. Building on recent arguments for greater rigour in conceptualising visibility, we proceed to examine what visibility means and does in the context of migration control in Europe. Focusing on the EU’s recently deployed programme of border surveillance, EUROSUR, we elaborate how multiple forms of visibility are at play. We conclude that the politics of visibility is an important theme for future studies in the governance of migration.

Short Title
The Sight of Migration

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