Recent Submissions

  • Cultures of Border Control: Europe and the Building of the Common External Frontiers 

    Zaiotti, Ruben. 2004. "Cultures of Border Control: Europe and the Building of the Common External Frontiers." Conference Papers -- International Studies Association.
    A major development in European politics since the fall of the Berlin wall has been the abolition of national borders and the establishment of the right of free movement of people within the continent. The lifting of ...
  • Performing the myth of Schengen: Europe and the rituals of post national territoriality 

    Zaiotti, Ruben. 2008. "Performing the myth of Schengen: Europe and the rituals of post national territoriality." Conference Papers -- International Studies Association: 1-25.
    European Union officials and policy-makers have hailed Europe's border control regime ('Schengen') as the epitome of "freedom, security, and European success". By formulating and reproducing this narrative about Schengen, ...
  • Europe, North America and ‘Internal’ Security: Towards a New Transatlantic Community? 

    Zaiotti, Ruben. 2009. "Europe, North America and ‘Internal’ Security: Towards a New Transatlantic Community?." Conference Papers -- International Studies Association: 1.
    The terrorist attacks on American and European soil, together with the perceived increase in cross-border illegal activities such as drug trafficking and human smuggling, have put ‘internal’ security at the top ...
  • Transatlantic Journeys: Practicing Homeland Security from North America to Europe (and Back) 

    Zaiotti, Ruben. 2010. "Transatlantic Journeys: Practicing Homeland Security from North America to Europe (and Back)." Conference Papers -- International Studies Association: 1.
    The goal of this paper is to examine one dimension of the ongoing transatlantic homeland security (THS) cooperation which has not been fully explored in the existing literature, namely the implications of this partnership ...
  • Revisiting Schengen: Europe and the Emergence of a New Culture of Border Control 

    Zaiotti, Ruben. 2005. "Revisiting Schengen: Europe and the Emergence of a New Culture of Border Control." Conference Papers -- International Studies Association: 1-49.
    In the last decade, in concomitance with the abolition of national border controls across the region and the creation of new common external frontiers around the continent's edges, an 'intensive transgovernmental' system ...
  • Of Friends and Fences: Europe's Neighbourhood Policy and the 'Gated Community Syndrome' 

    Zaiotti, Ruben. 2006. "Of Friends and Fences: Europe's Neighbourhood Policy and the 'Gated Community Syndrome'." Conference Papers -- International Studies Association: 1.
    Security is a central aspect of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the European Union's new initiative towards its 'near abroad'. Security defines the ENP's ultimate goal (the achievement of peace and stability across ...
  • Pragmaticist explorations: Pierce, the logic of discovery and world politics 

    Zaiotti, Ruben. 2007. "Pragmaticist explorations: Pierce, the logic of discovery and world politics." Conference Papers -- International Studies Association: 1-36.
    The philosophical tradition of Pragmatism has recently entered the fray of International Relations (IR) debates. Pragmatism has so far been mainly employed in meta-theoretical discussions over the foundations of the ...
  • Dealing with non-Palestinian Refugees in the Middle East: Policies and Practices in an Uncertain Environment 

    ZAIOTTI, RUBEN. 2006. "Dealing with non-Palestinian Refugees in the Middle East: Policies and Practices in an Uncertain Environment." International Journal of Refugee Law 18(4): 333-353.
    Despite the relevance of the issue in Middle Eastern politics, the study of non-Palestinian refugees and their treatment in the region is a subject that has received little attention in the academic community. This paper ...
  • Revisiting Schengen: Europe and the emergence of a new culture of border control 

    Zaiotti, Ruben. 2007. "Revisiting Schengen: Europe and the emergence of a new culture of border control." Perspectives on European Politics & Society 8(1): 31-54.
    In concomitance with the recent abolition of national border controls across the region and the creation of new common external frontiers around the continent's edges, an 'intensive trans-governmental' system of border ...
  • Of Friends and Fences: Europe's Neighbourhood Policy and the 'Gated Community Syndrome' 

    Zaiotti, Ruben. 2007. "Of Friends and Fences: Europe's Neighbourhood Policy and the 'Gated Community Syndrome'." Journal of European Integration 29(2): 143-162.
    The goal of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the European Union's recently launched initiative towards its 'near abroad', is "to avoid new dividing lines across the continent" and to establish around Europe's edges ...
  • Practising homeland security across the Atlantic: practical learning and policy convergence in Europe and North America 

    Zaiotti, Ruben. 2012. "Practising homeland security across the Atlantic: practical learning and policy convergence in Europe and North America." European Security 21(3): 328-346.
    Despite different traditions, interests and perceptions characterizing North American and European approaches to homeland security, since 9/11 policy-makers across the Atlantic have formulated increasingly similar policies ...
  • Performing Schengen: myths, rituals and the making of European territoriality beyond Europe 

    Zaiotti, Ruben. 2011. "Performing Schengen: myths, rituals and the making of European territoriality beyond Europe." Review of International Studies 37(2): 537-556.
    Myth-making has historically been an essential component of the modern state's quest for territorial control and legitimacy. As a sui generis post-national political entity in search for identity and recognition, the ...