chapter  7
Border control and blurred responsibilities at the airport
ByPerle Møhl
Pages 18

Based on fieldwork with the Border Police unit in Copenhagen Airport, this chapter describes the security blurs that arise when, for one, facial recognition technology takes over the work of sorting travellers and, secondly, individual officers decide whom to inspect during random checks on intra-European flights. In both cases, the chapter argues, the processes of decision-making and the allocation of responsibilities for border security are blurred and rendered uncontrollable by delocalising and individuating the border, respectively into the machine and into the individual border guard.