Securitization and Risk at the EU Border: The Origins of FRONTEX

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Documenting the origins, remit and practices of the European external borders agency FRONTEX, this article argues that FRONTEX is not the product of ‘securitizing’ links between terrorism, security, migration and borders made by EU institutions in response to 9/11, but rather of their failure. In so doing, the article critiques securization theory in comparison to the alternative modality of risk.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-356
Number of pages24
JournalJCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009


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