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Frontiers of Fear: Immigration and Insecurity in the United States and Europe

Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia


On both sides of the Atlantic, restrictive immigration policies have been framed as security imperatives since the 1990s. This trend accelerated in the aftermath of 9/11 and subsequent terrorist attacks in Europe. This book raises two central questions with profound consequences for national security and immigration policy: First, does the securitization of immigration issues actually contribute to the enhancement of internal security? Second, does the use of counterterrorism measures address such immigration issues as the increasing number of illegal immigrants, the resilience of ethnic tensi ... More

Keywords: immigration policies, national security, internal security, counterterrorism, radicalization, illegal immigrants, ethnic tensions, immigration securitization, United States, Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780801450686
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801450686.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia, author
Associate Professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers-Newark