Globalization and Borders Death at the Global Frontier, a book by Leanne Weber and Sharon Pickering.

Death at the global frontier, Weber & Pickering (2011)

Two Criminology researchers, Dr Leanne Weber (Senior Research Fellow) and Professor Sharon Pickering, have recently published Globalization and Borders Death at the Global Frontier (Palgrave). Drawing on data from official sources, media reports and lists of deaths collated by non-governmental organizations in Europe, Australia and North America, this book draws direct parallels between the border control policies adopted across the Global North, and a mounting death toll of illegalized border crossers.

It analyses the political and material conditions driving contemporary border control policies and discusses the processes that mediate popular and official understandings of border-related fatalities. In seeking to account for, rather than merely count, border-related deaths the book is intended to shift the debate about contemporary border controls towards the acceptance of a more mobility-tolerant future.