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dc.contributor.authorAmelung, Nina
dc.contributor.authorGranja, Rafaela
dc.contributor.authorMachado, Helena
dc.description.abstractThis open access book explores how biometric data is increasingly flowing across borders in order to limit, control and contain the mobility of selected people, namely criminalized populations. It introduces the concept of bio-bordering, using it to capture reverse patterns of bordering and ordering practices linked to transnational biometric data exchange regimes. The concept is useful to reconstruct how the territorial foundations of national state autonomy are partially reclaimed and, at the same time, partially purposefully suspended. The book focuses on the Prüm system, which facilitates the mandatory exchange of forensic DNA data amongst EU Member States. The Prüm system is an underexplored phenomenon, representing diverse instances of bio-bordering and providing a complex picture of the hidden (dis)integration of Europe. Particular legal, scientific, technical and political dimensions related to the governance and uses of biometric technologies in Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and the United Kingdom are specifically explored to demonstrate both similar and distinct patterns.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JK Social services & welfare, criminology::JKV Crime & criminology
dc.subject.otherScience and Technology Studies
dc.subject.otherCriminology and Criminal Justice, general
dc.subject.otherborder studies
dc.subject.otherDNA technologies
dc.subject.othercrime control
dc.subject.otherforensic genetics
dc.subject.otherOpen Access
dc.subject.otherCrime & criminology
dc.titleModes of Bio-Bordering
dc.title.alternativeThe Hidden (Dis)integration of Europe
oapen.collectionEuropean Research Council (ERC)
oapen.imprintPalgrave Pivot
dc.relationisFundedByH2020 European Research Council

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