The Dynamics of Border Delegates within European Integrated Border Management : Estonia a Case Study
The research has its focus on exploring the lack of awareness and empirical knowledge regarding the most appropriate positioning (roles, functions, duties etc) of Border Delegate’s Institution in the 4-tier access control model. Hypothesis was established in the heart of the research: Border Delegates are a fundamental part of European Integrated Border Management. Hypothesis was tested through the available theoretical knowledge and results derived from the empirical part of thesis.
Introduction ; 1. Border delegate and integrated border management ; 1.1. Introduction ; 1.2. Defining the context and the scope of the theoretical framework ; 1.3. European Integrated Border Management ; 1.4. Border Delegate’s legislative basis in Estonia. ; 1.5. Conclusions to the chapter ; 2. Research methodology ; 2.1. Introduction ; 2.2. Research strategy and design ; 2.3. Data collection methods ; 2.4. Sampling ; 2.5. Ethical considerations ; 2.6. Quality indicators ; 2.7. Methods of analysis ; 2.8. Conclusions to the chapter ; 3. Analysis and results ; 3.1. Introduction ; 3.2. Desk research ; 3.3. Semi-structured interviews ; 3.4. Conclusions to the chapter ; 4. Conclusions and recommendations ; 4.1. IBM from the perspective of the BDs activities on the Estonian-Russian border ; 4.2. Current tasks of BDI on Estonian-Russian border ; 4.3. Relation of BDs to IBM ; 4.4. The role of current legislation ; 4.5. Best practices and recommendations