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Borderlands Resilience
Transitions, Adaptation and Resistance at Borders

ISBN 9780367674274
Published December 29, 2021 by Routledge
210 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book offers new insights into the current, highly complex border transitions taking place at the EU internal and external border areas, as well as globally. It focuses on new frontiers and intersections between borders, borderlands and resilience, developing new understandings of resilience through the prism of borders. The book provides new perspectives into how different groups of people and communities experience, adapt and resist the transitions and uncertainties of border closures and securitization in their everyday and professional lives. The book also provides new methodological guidelines for the study of borders and multi-sited bordering and resilience processes.

The book bridges border studies and social scientific resilience research in new and innovative. It will be of interest to students and scholars in geography, political studies, international relations, security studies and anthropology.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Embedding Borderlands Resilience

Dorte Jagetic Andersen and Eeva-Kaisa Prokkola

Part I Borders and resilience in ‘exceptional circumstances’

2 Border security interventions and borderland resilience’

Eeva-Kaisa Prokkola

3 Cross-border Resilience in Higher Education: Brexit and its impact on Irish – Northern Irish University Cross-Border Cooperation

Katharina Koch

4 Politics of resilience... politics of borders? In-mobility, insecurity and Schengen ‘exceptional circumstances’ in the time of COVID-19 at the Spanish-Portuguese border 

María Lois, Heriberto Cairo and Mariano García de las Heras

Part II Tracing space: Social relations and movement as resilience

5 Resilience at Hungary’s borders: between everyday adaptations and political resistance

Péter Balogh and Sara Svensson

6 Mobility turbulences and second-home resilience across the Finnish-Russian border

Olga Hannonen

7 ‘Stateless’ yet resilient: Refusal, disruption and movement along the border of Bangladesh and India

Md Azmeary Ferdoush

Part III Making time: Identity-formation and historical memory as resilience

8 Schleswig: From a Land in Between to a National Borderland

Steen Bo Frandsen

9 Borderlands, minority language revitalization and resilience thinking

Juha Ridanpää

10 A Resilient Bel Paese? Investigating an Italian Diasporic Translocality between France and Luxembourg

Christian Lamour and Paul Blanchemanche

11 Line-practice as resilience strategy: The Istrian experience

Dorte Jagetic Andersen

12 Epilogue

Jussi Laine

List of illustrations

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Dorte Jagetic Andersen, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark

Eeva-Kaisa Prokkola, Professor in human geography, University of Oulu, Finland