Securing freedom of movement of persons in the EU : a governmentality perspective

Arcan, Özge
This thesis examines how the right of free movement of persons is governed through surveillance databases represented as security measures by applying the governmentality perspective. In order to do that, the study focuses on the relationship between freedom of movement, security and surveillance databases in the European Union such as Schengen Information System (SIS), European Dactylographic System (EURODAC) and the Europol Computer System (TECS). The main argument of the thesis is to analyze the role of surveillance databases in controlling the free movements of certain kinds of people that are seen as a "threat" to the European internal security.


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Citation Formats
Ö. Arcan, “Securing freedom of movement of persons in the EU : a governmentality perspective,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2010.