The Role of Surveillance Technologies in the Securitization of EU Migration Policies and Border Management - Giray SADIK and Ceren KAYA

04/01/2021
ULUSLARARASI ILISKILER, ADVANCED ONLINE PUBLICATION, 2021

Giray SADIK* and Ceren KAYA**

ABSTRACT
This study offers critical analysis on the role of surveillance technologies in the securitization of migration policies and the impact of such practices on the EU’s international identity. The EU member states have adopted various technological instruments that have serious consequences both for the course of the EU’s migration policies and its normative international identity. The findings of this research suggest that by securitizing its migration policies through new surveillance technologies, the EU may risk violating its founding norms and principles. These violations are, in turn, likely to have serious political repercussions for the global image and credibility of the EU in the years to come.

Keywords:  Surveillance Technologies, Securitization, Border Management, Normative Power, Migration Policy of the EU

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* Assoc. Prof. Dr., Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Department of International Relations, Ankara
** Ph.D. Candidate, Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Department of International Relations, Ankara