Andrew Griffith: Challenges for the Traditional Concept of Borders

Andrew Griffith is the former Director General at the Department of Citizenship and Immigration and the author of “Multiculturalism in Canada: Evidence and Anecdote”.

His work provides insight into how well multiculturalism works in Canada. In his interview series (three clips) with EUCAnet, Mr. Griffith touches on various themes regarding migration and border issues.

In this video on “Challenges for the traditional concept of borders” Griffith touches on structural factors that challenge the traditional national concept of borders (due to market-based supply chains on the internet, changes to travel habits/communication and the influence of social media). Furthermore, Mr. Griffith elaborates on the public perception of how governments in the EU or Canada handle the irregular crossing of borders.