A Research-Based Introduction
Edited By Alexander Siedschlag
2 Border Management: International Experiences
Border Management: International Experiences
This chapter will provide the reader with a general sense of a few approaches taken internationally with respect to a number of aspects of border management. This is not intended to be an exhaustive cataloging of different approaches with respect to every facet of border management, rather the intent is to provide the reader with some vignettes of approaches employed by the European Union (and non-EU Schengen countries),1 Australia, and Israel. Given the limitations of space, the chapter will be organized around three of the main components of border management with one example provided with respect to practices and strategies that touch on particular components.
Border Management: More than Just Border Security
Border management is a much broader concept than border security and generally includes four components:
It should also be borne in mind that many countries view border management as a layered activity that often begins far from the border or port of entry and can begin when a person applies for a visa or purchases an airline ticket.2 ← 36 | 37 → As noted earlier, this discussion will focus on the first three components and provide some unique examples.
Border control involves the restriction of access for goods and persons to a country via its borders and ports of entry. The act of restricting access to a country’s territory is a fundamental...
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