Mapping the Contours of Mobilities Regimes. Air Travel and Drug Smuggling Between the Caribbean and the Netherlands

The problem of drug smuggling via air travel shapes the regulation of aeromobilities between the Caribbean and the Netherlands. On these routes, the international movement of people and goods needs to be facilitated, while restricting the movement of drug smugglers and contraband. Connecting mobilities studies with border studies, this article proposes to understand the result of these regulatory practices as a mobilities regime. Mapping its contours shows how the anti-drug- smuggling mobilities regime challenges several borders and boundaries: the boundaries between public and private actors and their tasks and responsibilities, geographical borders and legal boundaries.


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  • Accession Number: 01499213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 2 2013 3:17PM