This book explores the processes and practices of the securitization and de-securitization of European infrastructures and how political institutions interact with security and insecurity. Expert contributors address distinct areas, from border politics and biosecurity to health governance and law and border control enforcement, to examine the various ways in which infrastructures are envisioned, designed, negotiated and built. They explore how ‘infrastructuring’ contributes to emergent forms of European identity, integration, and statehood. The book will appeal to scholars and students of Science and Technology Studies, Political Sociology, Critical Security Studies, International Relations, European Integration Studies, Infrastructure Studies, or Critical Border and Migration Studies.

The Introduction and the Afterword of this book are freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at https://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license.

part I|46 pages

Infrastructures and the Technopolitics of In/Security

chapter 201|20 pages

Becoming a new European

The politics and practices of Czech biosecurity infrastructures

chapter 2|24 pages

Energy infrastructuring the Baltic Sea Region

Between technification and securitization

part II|58 pages

Infrastructures and the (Non)Knowledge of In/Security

chapter 663|19 pages

Infrastructures of (non)knowledge1

Fakes and fear at Europe's borders

chapter 4|17 pages

Circulating data objects

Infrastructural coordination and technobureaucratic governance of European border control

chapter 5|20 pages

The torqued, invaded and speculative figure of the ‘crimmigrant other’

Standardizing criminal suspicion against migrants

part III|42 pages

Infrastructural Imaginaries of In/Security

chapter 1246|16 pages

Policy as infrastructure

Enacting artificial intelligence and making Europe

chapter 7|21 pages

A remedy for European preparedness deficits?

Deepening pharmaceuticalized security logics through the EU Health Union