Border Regions Series

Border Regions Series

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In recent years, borders have taken on an immense significance. Throughout the world they have shifted, been constructed and dismantled, and become physical barriers between socio-political ideologies. They may separate societies with very different cultures, histories, national identities or economic power, or divide people of the same ethnic or cultural identity. As manifestations of some of the world's key political, economic, societal and cultural issues, borders and border regions have received much academic attention over the past decade. This valuable series publishes high quality research monographs and edited comparative volumes that deal with all aspects of border regions, both empirically and theoretically. It will appeal to scholars interested in border regions and geopolitical issues across the whole range of social sciences.

  • Borders, Fences and Walls

    State of Insecurity?

    By Elisabeth Vallet

    Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the question remains ’Do good fences still make good neighbours’? Since the Great Wall of China, the Antonine Wall, built in Scotland to support Hadrian's Wall, the Roman ’Limes’ or the Danevirk fence, the ’wall’ has been a constant in the protection…

    Paperback – 2017-08-11 
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  • The Politics of Dialogue

    Living Under the Geopolitical Histories of War and Peace

    By Ranabir Samaddar

    Offering a detailed analysis of post-colonial South Asia, The Politics of Dialogue discusses the creation and impact of borders and the pervasive tension between the new nations. Neither all-out war nor complete peace, this fragile condition makes political leaders and strategists feel…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
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  • Ethnicity, Gender and the Border Economy

    Living in the Turkey-Georgia Borderlands

    By Latife Akyüz

    For whom and why are borders drawn? What are the symbolic projections of these physical realities? And what are the symbolic projections of these physical realities? Constituted by experience and memory, borders shape a "border image" in the minds and social memory of people beyond the lines of the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-02
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  • The Border Multiple

    The Practicing of Borders between Public Policy and Everyday Life in a Re-scaling Europe

    By Martin Klatt

    Edited by Dorte Jagetic Andersen

    Addressing and conceptualizing the changing character of borders in contemporary Europe, this book examines developments occurring in the light of European integration processes and an on-going tightening of Europe's external borders. Moreover, the book suggests new ways of investigating the nature…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31
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  • Beyond Walls: Re-inventing the Canada-United States Borderlands

    By Victor Konrad, Heather Nicol

    September 11, 2001 marked the beginning of a new era of security imperatives for many countries. The border between Canada and the United States suddenly emerged from relative obscurity to become a focus of constant attention by media, federal and state/provincial governments on both sides of the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
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  • Challenged Borderlands

    Transcending Political and Cultural Boundaries

    By Vera Pavlakovich-Kochi, Barbara J. Morehouse

    In the early 1990s, borders within Europe and between the United States and Mexico began to open. The increasing flow of goods, capital, ideas and people across boundaries promised to reduce physical and cognitive distances. Simultaneously, challenges to identity have arisen within and between the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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  • B/ordering Space

    By Henk van Houtum

    Edited by Olivier Kramsch

    In the wake of globalization, numerous social scientists are turning to concepts of mobility, fluidity and hybridity to characterize a presumed de-territorialization and de-bordering of contemporary social and economic relations. This book brings together a select group of internationally renowned…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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  • European Borderlands

    Living with Barriers and Bridges

    Edited by Elisabeth Boesen, Gregor Schnuer

    The expectations of European planners for the gradual disappearance of national borders, and the corresponding prognoses of social scientists, have turned out to be over-optimistic. Borders have not disappeared – not even in a unified and predominantly peaceful Europe – but rather they have changed…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18
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  • The Politics of Good Neighbourhood

    State, civil society and the enhancement of cultural capital in East Central Europe

    By Béla Filep

    Analyzing neighbourly relations in multicultural societies, this book develops a concept of good neighbourhood and argues that cultural capital in various forms is the determining variable in building good-neighbourly relations. This work breaks new ground by offering a conceptual integration of…

    Hardback – 2016-10-06
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  • Transnational Frontiers of Asia and Latin America since 1800

    Edited by Jaime Moreno Tejada, Bradley Tatar

    Frontiers are "wild." The frontier is a zone of interaction between distinct polities, peoples, languages, ecosystems and economies, but how do these frontier spaces develop? If the frontier is shaped by the policing of borders by the modern-nation state, then what kind of zones, regions or…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30
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  • Placing the Border in Everyday Life

    By Reece Jones, Corey Johnson

    Bordering no longer happens only at the borderline separating two sovereign states, but rather through a wide range of practices and decisions that occur in multiple locations within and beyond the state’s territory. Nevertheless, it is too simplistic to suggest that borders are everywhere, since…

    Paperback – 2016-08-04
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  • Russian Borderlands in Change

    North Caucasian Youth and the Politics of Bordering and Citizenship

    By Tiina Sotkasiira

    While moving across borders has been made easier for some in Russia in recent years, for others, physical as well as socio-cultural borders are proving to be more and more difficult to cross. Tackling the differences between the ways in which official discourses construct borders and the ways…

    Hardback – 2016-05-13
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  • Borderscaping: Imaginations and Practices of Border Making

    By Chiara Brambilla, Jussi Laine, Gianluca Bocchi

    Using the borderscapes concept, this book offers an approach to border studies that expresses the multilevel complexity of borders, from the geopolitical to social practice and cultural production at and across the border. Accordingly, it encourages a productive understanding of the processual,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01
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  • Informal Trade, Gender and the Border Experience

    From Political Borders to Social Boundaries

    By Olga Sasunkevich

    Detailing the history of a well-known phenomenon of post-socialism - cross-border petty trade and smuggling - as the history of a practice in daily life from a gendered perspective, this book considers how changes in these practices in a particular border region, between Belarus and Lithuania, have…

    Hardback – 2015-11-28
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  • Mobility and Migration Choices

    Thresholds to Crossing Borders

    By Martin van der Velde, Ton van Naerssen

    The crossing of national state borders is one of the most-discussed issues of contemporary times and it poses many challenges for individual and collective identities. This concerns both short-distance mobility as well as long-distance migration. Choosing to move - or not - across international…

    Hardback – 2015-08-14
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  • Israelis and Palestinians in the Shadows of the Wall

    Spaces of Separation and Occupation

    By Stéphanie Latte Abdallah, Cédric Parizot

    Shedding light on the recent mutations of the Israeli separation policy, whose institutional and spatial configurations are increasingly complex, this book argues that this policy has actually reinforced the interconnectedness of Israelis and Palestinian lives and their spaces. Instead of focusing…

    Hardback – 2015-06-03
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  • Borders in Post-Socialist Europe

    Territory, Scale, Society

    By Tassilo Herrschel

    'Borders' have attracted considerable attention in public and academic debates in light of the impact of globalisation and, in Europe, the end of the divisions of the Cold War era. Instead, being inside or outside of the EU has become a major paradigmatic divide between claimed 'spheres of…

    Hardback – 2011-11-28
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  • EU Enlargement, Region Building and Shifting Borders of Inclusion and Exclusion

    Edited by James Wesley Scott

    The 2004 entry of 10 Central and Eastern European countries, along with Malta and Cyprus, into the EU has caused a huge shift in the EU's external boundaries. The socio-economic and political transformations that this shift has caused not only suggest new regional development opportunities, but…

    Hardback – 2006-11-28
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