(The TQCC of Geopolitics is 6. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
Geopolitics and the ‘New’ State Capitalism42
Data Matters: The Politics and Practices of Digital Border and Migration Management41
Decentering the Study of Migration Governance: A Radical View37
Self-Sovereignty for Refugees? The Contested Horizons of Digital Identity33
Controlling the Schengen Information System (SIS II): The Infrastructural Politics of Fragility and Maintenance31
Contested Spatialities of Digital Sovereignty30
‘Vulnerable Refugees’ and ‘Voluntary Deportations’: Performing the Hotspot, Embodying Its Violence26
Borderwork Creep in West Africa’s Sahel23
Experimentality, Surplus Data and the Politics of Debilitation in Borderzones23
Fixing State Vision: Interoperability, Biometrics, and Identity Management in the EU22
The EU Trust Fund for Africa: Geopolitical Space Making through Migration Policy Instruments21
The Shifting Landscape of International Resettlement: Canada, the US and Syrian Refugees21
‘When Migrants Become Messengers’: Affective Borderwork and Aspiration Management in Senegal19
Extract, Datafy and Disrupt: Refugees’ Subjectivities between Data Abundance and Data Disregard19
Understanding the Politics of Climate Security Policy Discourse: The Case of the Lake Chad Basin18
Digitisation and Sovereignty in Humanitarian Space: Technologies, Territories and Tensions18
De-centring the Securitisation of Asylum and Migration in the European Union: Securitisation, Vulnerability and the Role of Turkey17
Should (S)he Stay or Should (S)he Go? – Street-level Suspicion and the Construction of the ‘(Un)deserving Migrant’16
Humanitarianism and the ‘Migration Fix’: On the Implication of NGOs in Racial Capitalism and the Management of Relative Surplus Populations16
Westphalian Vs. Indigenous Sovereignty: Challenging Colonial Territorial Governance16
Geopolitics, (Re)territorialisation, and China’s Patriotic Tourism in the South China Sea15
Intensifying Fissures: Geopolitics, Nationalism, Militarism, and the US Response to the Novel Coronavirus15
From Territoriality to Borderscapes: The Conceptualisation of Space in Border Studies15
Remote Warfare and the Retooling of American Primacy14
Urban Geopolitics and the Decentring of Migration Diplomacy in EU-Moroccan Affairs14
Decentering the Study of Migration Governance in the Mediterranean14
Trained to Disbelieve: The Normalisation of Suspicion in a Swiss Asylum Administration Office14
Waiting to Move On: Migration, Borderwork and Mobility Economies in Libya14
Migration and the African Timespace Trap: More Europe for the World, Less World for Europe14
Borderwork in the Expanded EU-African Borderlands13
Memory and Everyday Borderwork: Understanding Border Temporalities13
Interrogating China’s Global Urban Presence12
Remaking and Living with Resource Frontiers: Insights from Myanmar and Beyond12
Autonomy of Migration and the Radical Imagination: Exploring Alternative Imaginaries within a Biometric Border12
States of Suspicion: How Institutionalised Disbelief Shapes Migration Control Regimes12
Reconfiguring Desecuritization: Contesting Expert Knowledge in the Securitization of Migration11
Property, Citizenship, and Invisible Dispossession in Myanmar’s Urban Frontier11
Registration as a Border: Shaping the Population at the Local Level in Italy11
Mapping Chinese Diplomacy: Relational Contradictions and Spatial Tensions11
Migration Governance in the Mediterranean: The Siracusa Experience11
Becoming a Smuggler: Migration and Violence at EU External Borders11
The Twenty Years’ Crisis of European Energy Security: Central and Eastern Europe and the US10
The Changing Dynamics of Regionalism in Central and Eastern Europe: The Case of the Three Seas Initiative10
Borderwork in the Grey Zone: Everyday Resistance within European Border Control Initiatives in Mali10
Inter-National Conspiracy? Speculating on the Myitsone Dam Controversy in China, Burma, Kachin, and a Displaced Village10
Drones for Border Surveillance: Multipurpose Use, Uncertainty and Challenges at EU Borders10
Agency within Mobility: Conceptualising the Geopolitics of Migration Management10
‘Request Denied’: Some Elements of a Sociology of Translation and Treason for Border and Migration Studies9
Bureaucratic Sociability, or the Missing Eighty Percent of Effectiveness: The Case of Diplomacy9
Calculated Informality in Governing (Non)return: An Evolutionary Governance Perspective9
EU Engagement with Contested Refugee Returns in Lebanon: The Aftermath of Resilience9
Intensifications of Border Governance and Defiant Migration Trajectories in Ethiopia9
After the Rice Frontier: Producing State and Ethnic Territory in Northwest Myanmar8
Diabolical Suggestions: Disinformation and the Curious Scale of Nationalism in Ukrainian Geopolitical Fault-line Cities8
Base Built in the Middle of ‘Rice Fields’: A Politics of Ignorance in Okinawa8
Making and Unmaking Refugees: Geopolitics of Social Ordering and Struggle within the Global Refugee Regime8
The Geopolitics of Returns: Geopolitical Reasoning and Space-Making in Turkey’s Repatriation Regime8
The ‘Migrant Crisis in the Mediterranean’ as a Threat to Women’s Security in the EU? A Contrapuntal Reading7
Shock Mobilities During Moments of Acute Uncertainty7
Suspicious Infrastructures: Automating Border Control and the Multiplication of Mistrust through Biometric E-Gates7
Lives in Waiting7
The Bioeconomy of Sahel Borders: Informal Practices of Revenue and Data Extraction7
Intermarium: A Bid for Polycentric Europe7
Assembling a Critical Toponymy of Diplomacy: The Case of Ankara, Turkey7
Negotiating Borders through a Politics of Scale: Municipalities and Urban Civil Society Initiatives in the Contested Field of Migration7
‘Running Them Out of Time:’ Xenophobia, Violence, and Co-Authoring Spatiotemporal Exclusion in South Africa7
Over Land and Sea: NGOs/CSOs and EU Border Externalisation Along the Central Mediterranean Route7
Neoliberal Capitalism and Ethno-Territoriality in Highland Northeast India: Resource-Extraction, Capitalist Desires and Ethnic Closure6
The Geopolitics of Food Security and Food Sovereignty in Latin America: Harmonizing Competing Visions or Reinforcing Extractive Agriculture?6
The Second Cold War: US-China Competition for Centrality in Infrastructure, Digital, Production, and Finance Networks6
Death at Sea: Dismantling the Spanish Search and Rescue System6
Beyond Anarchy and Capital? The Geopolitics of the Rojava Revolution in Syria6
Realising the Right of Return: Refugees’ Roles in Localising Norms and Socialising UNHCR6
Of Werewolves, Jungles, and Refugees: More-than-human Figures along the Balkan Route6