Considering time in migration and border control practices
Yahyaoui Krivenko, Ekaterina
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Yahyaoui Krivenko, E. (2016) 'Considering time in migration and border control practices'. International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, 2(4), pp. 329–344, DOI 10.1504/IJMBS.2016.079325
Practices within the area of migration and border control are often analysed through a spatial lens. This is understandable: migration studies deal with movement of people across different places and spaces. International migration involves movement across a very specific type of space: states and their borders. This contribution argues that, despite its apparent emphasis on spatiality, migration, and more specifically migration control, has a distinct temporal element. This temporal element needs to be analysed and understood in a close relationship to the spatial aspect of migration and border control. This will lead to a more multifaceted view of migration and border control practices and assist in revealing their discriminatory or inadequate nature more clearly and easily. The paper also proposes a conceptual grid as an initial framework for such an integrated analysis of spatiotemporality of migration and border control.