The EU’s internal borders have become mostly invisible. Today, external borders are at the centre of controversy about an alleged 'fortress Europe'. Using different theoretical and methodological perspectives this book examines the challenges facing the EU’s external borders, including Neighborhood Policy, migration issues and the diffusion of norms and values to other countries.

Divided into two parts, the book first presents different theoretical approaches and empirical studies of the EU’s external borders, mobility and security issues. It is an invaluable guide to border research within a framework of European Integration and Globalization Studies. The second part of this volume focuses on the analyses of the EU’s Neighbourhood Policy, the approach to Eastern Europe and EU energy policy. Expert contributors collaborate to explore debates about migration, the EU as a normative, 'civil' power, energy security and the securitization of borders. Highly relevant and insightful, the text provides a timely assessment of EU borders in an increasingly globalized and integrated European neighbourhood.

The EU's Shifting Borders will be of interest to students and scholars of European Union Politics and International Relations.

chapter |9 pages


ByElżbieta Stadtmüller, Klaus Bachmann

part |69 pages

Investigating Borders and Integration

chapter |15 pages

External Aspects of European Identity Construction

ByIreneusz Paweł Karolewski

chapter |17 pages

Externalization and Securitization of Immigration in Europe

Using the Gravity Model to Understand Citizens' Behaviour in Italy, Germany and Poland
ByEndri Xhaferaj

part |150 pages

Assessing Policies

chapter |18 pages

Sources cf Misunderstanding

Intervening Variables Influencing the Effectiveness of the European Neighbourhood Policy Towards Eastern European States 1
ByIgor Lyubashenko

chapter |19 pages

Spill-Over At the Border

The Social Forces Behind Poland's Access to Schengen
ByKlaus Bachmann

chapter |17 pages

Avoiding New Dividing Lines?

EU External Governance and the Eastern Neighbours
ByMarie Campain

chapter |12 pages

Promoting Stability and the Rule of Law in the EU Borderlands

The Balkans
ByAleksandar Fatić

chapter |17 pages

Russia and the EU's Neighbourhood Policy Template

ByPrzemysław Żurawski vel Grajewski

chapter |16 pages

Defining Borders Between the EU and the South Caucasus

The Role of the Energy Factor
BySamuel Lussac

chapter |18 pages

Turkey, Central Asia and Energy

Dreams and realities
ByGareth Jenkins

chapter |13 pages

At the Borders of the EU

Migration and Democratization Policies Assessed
ByLeila Mouhib

chapter |4 pages


ByElżbieta Stadtmüller, Klaus Bachmann