chapter  2
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Mobile borders/bordering mobilities: status functions, contemporary state bordering practices and implications for resistance and intervention

WithANTHONY COOPER, CHRIS PERKINS

The border has traditionally been understood as a single, staffed physical frontier, where travellers show paper-based identity documents to pass through. This twentieth century concept can be subject to abuse with controls often geared to fairly crude risk indicators such as nationality … This philosophy will not deal with the step change in mobility that globalisation has brought to our country. We believe a new doctrine is demanded, where controls begin offshore and where we use information, intelligence and identity systems to allow scrutiny at key checkpoints on the journey to and from the UK.