1st Edition

Routing Borders Between Territories, Discourses and Practices

Edited By H.Van Houltum, Eiki Berg Copyright 2003
    310 Pages
    by Routledge

    This title was first published in 2003. This multi-disciplinary reading focuses on the latent meaningful and contextual strategies that are often implied and included in bordering processes. It demonstrates that the border as a concept is not so much an object, but rather an ongoing process. The book also consciously and provocatively balances the modernist trap of universalism, exclusive ordering and state-centrism and the postmodernist trap of moral nihilism. Leading specialists in their fields provide illustrative case studies from Europe and Asia, making a major contribution to border studies.

    List of Figures and Tables, List of Contributors, 1. Prologue: A Border is Not a Border. Writing and Reading Borders in Space, PART I: CONTESTED POLITICS OF SECURITY AND BELONGING, 2. Post-Cold War Security Borders: A Conceptual Approach, 3. Borders of Security in Estonia, 4. Post-Cold War Romania: A Study in the Construction of Security and Identity, 5. The Boundaries of Contested Identities: ‘Kachin’ and ‘Karenni’ Spaces in the Troubled Borderlands of Burma, PART II: POLITICIZING NATURE: NEGOTIATING BOUNDARIES OF INCLUSION, 6. Environmental Boundaries of Inclusion, 7. Hydro-borders in South Asia: Geopolitical Imaginations and Contestations, PART III: IMAGINING AND (CON)TEXTUALIZING BORDERED SPACE, 8. Bridging Identity and Alterity: An Apologia for Boundaries, 9. Presenting Representations: On the Analysis of Narratives and Images Along the Dutch-German Border, 10. Gnawing at the Edges of the State: Deleuze and Guattari and Border Studies, PART IV: TRANSBORDER AND CROSS-STATE INVESTIGATIONS, 11. The Institutionalization of Borders in Central and Eastern Europe: A Means to What End?, 12. Re-Imagining the ‘Scalar Fix’ of Transborder Governance: The Case of the Maas-Rhein Euregio, 13. Stateless in South Asia: The Making of the India-Bangladesh Enclaves, EPILOGUE, 14. Boundary Geopolitics: Towards a Theory of Territorial Lines?, Index


    H.Van Houltum, Eiki Berg