Sanneke Kloppenburg examines efforts to regulate international mobility at airports and argues that we need to understand these regulatory practices as a ‘mobilities regime’.
She develops the concept of mobilities regime through an empirical analysis of case studies of the regulation of drug smuggling at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands and labour migration at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Indonesia.
She argues that we can no longer understand the regulation of international mobility by focusing exclusively on state borders: in our contemporary mobile world, movement is regulated in spatiotemporally extended mobilities regimes in which both state and non-state actors play a role.
She shows how in these mobilities regimes, the enabling and restricting of movement work in tandem through the use of particular technologies of classifying, examining, and controlling mobilities and examines the effects of mobilities regimes on travellers.
Sanneke Kloppenburg, Tracing Mobilities Regimes. The regulation of drug smuggling and labour migration at two airports in the Netherlands and Indonesia.
The supervisor is Prof. Dr. Mario Rutten. Co-supervisors are Dr. Peter Peters (Maastricht University) and Prof. Dr. Giselinde Kuipers.