Books

 

Globalization and Borders: Death at the Global Frontier 

The Border Crossing Observatory’s Directors Dr Leanne Weber and Professor Sharon Pickering co-author this book, arguing that controlling border crossings has become an urgent concern under conditions of globalization, leading Western governments to introduce increasingly coercive border control measures.

Far from eradicating spontaneous border crossing, this defensive geography has fuelled illicit people-smuggling markets, and forced asylum seekers and illegalized travellers into increasingly hazardous journeys. 

Publication Details: Weber, L and Pickering, S (2011) Globalization and Borders: Death at the Global Frontier, Palgrave Macmillan: London.

Reviews:

Aliverti, A (2012) ‘Globalization and Borders: Death at the Global Frontier. By Leanne Weber and Sharon Pickering’ British Journal of Criminology, 52(6): 1237-1240.

Bailey, R (2012) ‘Globalization and Borders: Death at the Global Frontier. By Leanne Weber and Sharon Pickering’ Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 24(2): 293-300.

Briskman, L (2012) ‘Globalization and Borders: Death at the Global Frontier. By Leanne Weber and Sharon Pickering’ Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 45(3): 446-449.

Kmak, M (2013) ‘Leanne Weber and Sharon Pickering: Globalization and Borders: Death at the Global Frontier’ Punishment and Society, Vol. 15: 431-433.

Phillips, M (2012) ‘Globalization and Borders: Death at the Global Frontier. By Leanne Weber and Sharon Pickering’ United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA).

Webber, F (2012) ‘Globalization and Borders: Death at the Global Frontier. By Leanne Weber and Sharon Pickering’ , Race and Class, Vol 54: 116-118.

 

Borders and Crime: Pre-Crime, Mobility and Serious Harm in an Age of Globalization

The Border Crossing Observatory’s Professor Sharon Pickering worked with Professor Jude McCulloch to edit this collection, which considers the growing importance of the border as a prime site for state activity and the impact of such activity on human rights and global justice.

It explores how state activity on the border simultaneously creates and responds to crime, criminalizing individuals who irregularly cross borders while ignoring far more harmful cross border activities committed by powerful actors.

Publication Details: McCulloch, J and Pickering, S. Eds (2012) ‘Borders and Crime: Pre-Crime, Mobility and Serious Harm in an Age of Globalization’Transnational Crime, Crime Control and Security Series, Palgrave Macmillan: London.