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Borders : A Very Short Introduction

By: Diener, Alexander C.
Contributor(s): Hagen, Joshua.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Very Short Introductions: Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2012Description: 1 online resource (152 p.).ISBN: 9780199978663.Subject(s): Borderlands | Boundaries | Boundary disputes | Human geography | Human territoriality -- Political aspects | International relations | Political anthropologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Borders : A Very Short IntroductionDDC classification: 320.12 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of illustrations and maps; Acknowledgments; 1 A very bordered world; 2 Borders and territory in the ancient world; 3 The modern state system; 4 The practice of bordering; 5 Border crossers and border crossings; 6 Cross-border institutions and systems; Epilogue: A very bordered future; Further reading; Websites; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary: Compelling and accessible, this Very Short Introduction challenges the perception of borders as passive lines on a map, revealing them instead to be integral forces in the economic, social, political, and environmental processes that shape our lives. Highlighting the historical development and continued relevance of borders, Alexander Diener and Joshua Hagen offer a powerful counterpoint to the idea of an imminent borderless world, underscoring the impact borders have on a range of issues, such as economic development, inter- and intra-state conflict, global terrorism, migration, nationalism,
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Cover; Contents; List of illustrations and maps; Acknowledgments; 1 A very bordered world; 2 Borders and territory in the ancient world; 3 The modern state system; 4 The practice of bordering; 5 Border crossers and border crossings; 6 Cross-border institutions and systems; Epilogue: A very bordered future; Further reading; Websites; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z

Compelling and accessible, this Very Short Introduction challenges the perception of borders as passive lines on a map, revealing them instead to be integral forces in the economic, social, political, and environmental processes that shape our lives. Highlighting the historical development and continued relevance of borders, Alexander Diener and Joshua Hagen offer a powerful counterpoint to the idea of an imminent borderless world, underscoring the impact borders have on a range of issues, such as economic development, inter- and intra-state conflict, global terrorism, migration, nationalism,

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