How Schengen works
The story of the European border revolution is one of the most interesting examples of EU integration. It is also at the center of the work of Ruben Zaiotti, and his book "Cultures of Border Control: Schengen and the Evolution of European Frontiers" (2011).
Recently Ruben published an article looking at the current debates on Schengen: "The Italo-French Row over Schengen and the Lessons of Past 'Crises' for the Future of Border Free Europe" (June 2011).
And at an ESI conference organised with Erste Stiftung in Vienna in September 2011, Ruben and others discussed the future of the European border revolution. His presentation on the past and future of the Schengen regime is also available as a video: