Bringing together leading European and North American experts, this timely volume answers questions about the implications and management of the new external borders of the European Union following another phase of enlargement. Implications of the EU's new external border, especially its eastern border with Russia and Ukraine, will be a key issue for the new member countries, for the EU, and for the new neighbouring regions. The contributors address this emerging question from two perspectives. They examine whether an expanded Europe will create a new dividing line in Europe between 'insiders' and 'outsiders', and also consider the concrete problems of border management and how the issues will be handled. The book will be of particular value to those concerned with European politics and the expansion of Europe, and to those with an interest in political sociology.
Joan DeBardeleben is Professor at the Institute of European and Russian Studies, and Director for the Centre for European Studies at Carleton University, Canada.
Contents: Introduction, Joan DeBardeleben; What borders for which Europe?, Nanette Neuwahl. Enlargement And The 'Wider Europe': Eastern approaches: the EU encounters the Former Soviet Union, Charles Pentland; The European Union and post-Soviet Russia as 'Direct Neighbours', Helmut Hubel; New borders and staged enlargement: Romania and the EU, Dragos Popa and Bogdan Buduru. Enlargement And EU Border Policies: Migration and border controls in the EU: economic and security factors, Helene Pellerin; The politics of exclusion and inclusion in a 'Wider Europe', Sandra Lavenex; The European Union's 'Integrated Management' of external borders, JArg Monar. Managing New Borders In The Russian Perimeter: A 'friendly Schengen border' and illegal migration: the case of the EU and its direct neighbourhood, Olga Potemkina; Latvia's EU accession and the Russian border, Juris Gromovs; Index.