Borderities and the Politics of Contemporary Mobile Borders

Author: A. Amilhat-Szary,F. Giraut

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137468858

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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This book explores the emerging forms and functions of contemporary mobile borders. It deals with issues of security, technology, migration and cooperation while addressing the epistemological and political questions that they raise. The 'borderities' approach illuminates the question of how borders can be the site of both power and counter-power.
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Sovereign Acts

Contesting Colonialism Across Indigenous Nations and Latinx America

Author: Frances Negrón-Muntaner

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816532125

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

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This paradigm-shifting work examines the new ways colonized peoples resist subjugation and reclaim rights and political power--Provided by publisher.
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The Figure of the Migrant

Author: Thomas Nail

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804796688

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

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This book offers a much-needed new political theory of an old phenomenon. The last decade alone has marked the highest number of migrations in recorded history. Constrained by environmental, economic, and political instability, scores of people are on the move. But other sorts of changes—from global tourism to undocumented labor—have led to the fact that to some extent, we are all becoming migrants. The migrant has become the political figure of our time. Rather than viewing migration as the exception to the rule of political fixity and citizenship, Thomas Nail reinterprets the history of political power from the perspective of the movement that defines the migrant in the first place. Applying his "kinopolitics" to several major historical conditions (territorial, political, juridical, and economic) and figures of migration (the nomad, the barbarian, the vagabond, and the proletariat), he provides fresh tools for the analysis of contemporary migration.
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Movement and the Ordering of Freedom

On Liberal Governances of Mobility

Author: Hagar Kotef

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822375753

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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We live within political systems that increasingly seek to control movement, organized around both the desire and ability to determine who is permitted to enter what sorts of spaces, from gated communities to nation-states. In Movement and the Ordering of Freedom, Hagar Kotef examines the roles of mobility and immobility in the history of political thought and the structuring of political spaces. Ranging from the writings of Locke, Hobbes, and Mill to the sophisticated technologies of control that circumscribe the lives of Palestinians in the Occupied West Bank, this book shows how concepts of freedom, security, and violence take form and find justification via “regimes of movement.” Kotef traces contemporary structures of global (im)mobility and resistance to the schism in liberal political theory, which embodied the idea of “liberty” in movement while simultaneously regulating mobility according to a racial, classed, and gendered matrix of exclusions.
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The Future of NATO

Regional Defense and Global Security

Author: Andrew A Michta,Paal S Hilde

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472052403

Category: History

Page: 204

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Informed discussion of the current challenges facing NATO
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Violence on the Margins

States, Conflict, and Borderlands

Author: Timothy Raeymaekers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137333995

Category: Political Science

Page: 289

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This survey of various African and Asian conflicts examines people's experiences on territorial borders and the ways they affect political configurations. By focusing on individuals' routines and daily life, these contributions treat borderland dynamics as actual political units with their own actions and outcomes.
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Borders and Mobility in South Asia and Beyond

Author: Azmeary Ferdoush,Reece Jones

Publisher: Asian Borderlands

ISBN: 9789462984547

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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The world is experiencing one of the largest movements of people in history with 65 million people displaced by conflict in 2015, the majority of which were from Asia. This book brings a deep engagement with individuals whose lives are shaped by encounters with borders by telling the stories of a poor Bangladeshi women who regularly crosses the India border to visit family, of Muslims from India living in Gulf countries for work, and the harrowing journey of a young Afghan man as he sets off on foot to Germany. The international and interdisciplinary work in this book contributes to this moment by analyzing how borders are experienced by migrants and borderlanders in South Asia, how mobility and diaspora are engaged in literature and media, and how the lives of migrants are transformed during their journey to new homes in South Asia, the Middle East, North America, and Europe.
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Equaliberty

Political Essays

Author: Étienne Balibar

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822377225

Category: Philosophy

Page: 376

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First published in French in 2010, Equaliberty brings together essays by Étienne Balibar, one of the preeminent political theorists of our time. The book is organized around equaliberty, a term coined by Balibar to connote the tension between the two ideals of modern democracy: equality (social rights and political representation) and liberty (the freedom citizens have to contest the social contract). He finds the tension between these different kinds of rights to be ingrained in the constitution of the modern nation-state and the contemporary welfare state. At the same time, he seeks to keep rights discourse open, eschewing natural entitlements in favor of a deterritorialized citizenship that could be expanded and invented anew in the age of globalization. Deeply engaged with other thinkers, including Arendt, Rancière, and Laclau, he posits a theory of the polity based on social relations. In Equaliberty Balibar brings both the continental and analytic philosophical traditions to bear on the conflicted relations between humanity and citizenship.
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Borderscaping: Imaginations and Practices of Border Making

Author: Professor Gianluca Bocchi,Dr Jussi Laine,Dr Chiara Brambilla,Professor James W. Scott

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472451465

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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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, de-territorialized and dispersed nature of borders and their ensuring regimes in the era of globalization and transnational flows as well as showcasing border research as an interdisciplinary field with its own academic standing.
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Bordering and Ordering the Twenty-first Century

Understanding Borders

Author: Gabriel Popescu

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742556212

Category: Political Science

Page: 183

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This timely book introduces readers to the central question of borders in the twenty-first century. After familiarizing readers with border thinking and making from antiquity to the present, Gabriel Popescu turns a critical eye on current concepts, processes, and contexts. Assessing the latest theoretical approaches to border studies, the author deftly incorporates a range of disciplinary perspectives, including geography, international relations, sociology, history, security studies, and anthropology. He explores recent world events, discussing how current issues such as migration, terrorism, global warming, pandemics, the international human rights regime, outsourcing, the economic crisis, supranational integration, regionalization, and digital technology relate to borders and influence our lives. Written with a clear eye and voice, this book makes a complex subject accessible to a wide readership.
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Europe in the World

EU Geopolitics and the Making of European Space

Author: Dr Luiza Bialasiewicz

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409490262

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

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This edited volume provides an innovative contribution to the debate on contemporary European geopolitics by tracing some of the new political geographies and geographical imaginations emergent within - and made possible by - the EU's actions in the international arena. Drawing on case studies that range from the Arctic to East Africa, the nine empirical chapters provide a critical geopolitical reading of the ways in which particular places, countries, and regions are brought into the EU's orbit and the ways in which they are made to work for 'EU'rope. The analyses look at how the spaces of 'EU'ropean power and actorness are narrated and created, but also at how 'EU'rope's discursive (and material) strategies of incorporation are differently appropriated by local and regional elites, from the southern shores of the Mediterranean to Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The question of EU border management is a particularly important concern of several contributions, highlighting some of the ways in which the Union's border-work is actively (re)making the European space.
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Europe's Border Crisis

Biopolitical Security and Beyond

Author: Nick Vaughan-Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198747020

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

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This volume investigates dynamics in EU border security and migration management and advances a path-breaking framework for thought, judgment, and action in this context. It argues that a crisis point has emerged whereby irregular migrants are treated as both a security threat to the EU and as a life that is threatened and in need of saving.
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Jewish Feminism in Israel

Some Contemporary Perspectives

Author: Kalpana Misra,Melanie S. Rich

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584653257

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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This volume brings together, for the first time, the voices of feminist theorists, public policy administrators, philosophers, sociologists, art critics, lawyers, and political and human rights activists on the topic of Jewish feminism in Israel. Essays range from broad discussions of Israeli feminism and women and religion in Israel to more specific examinations of gender (in)equality on the kibbutz, Mizrahi (non-Ashkenazi) feminism, Women in Black and other peace movements, domestic violence and its link to Israeli culture, and avant-garde feminist art. By addressing such a wide variety of issues, this volume highlights the complex and nuanced ways in which the interplay of religion, culture, social forces, political processes, and the state impacts the lives of women in contemporary Israeli society. The expansion of feminist consciousness as a response to politics, the militarization of nationalist ethos, and ethnic division ties the essays together. This theme enhances the volume’s timeliness in the face of the current Intifadah in the Occupied Territories and the repression unleashed by Israeli security forces in response to it. Collectively, the essays in Jewish Feminism in Israel present a systematic, critical, and dynamic view of Israeli Jewish feminism within its specific social and political context. Its particular strength lies in the multiple ways it addresses women’s experiences in Israeli society, focusing both on the obstacles to equality and the creative ways in which women are coming together to pursue change and transform their environment.
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African Border Disorders

Addressing Transnational Extremist Organizations

Author: William F. S. Miles

Publisher: Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations

ISBN: 9781138054684

Category: Africa, Sub-Saharan

Page: 256

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Since the end of the Cold War, the monopoly of legitimate organized force of many African states has been eroded by a mix of rebel groups, violent extremist organizations, and self-defence militias created in response to the rise in organized violence on the continent. African Border Disorders explores the complex relationships that bind states, transnational rebels and extremist organizations, and borders on the African continent. Combining cutting edge network science with geographical analysis, the first part of the book highlights how the fluid alliances and conflicts between rebels, violent extremist organizations and states shape in large measure regional patterns of violence in Africa. The second part of the book examines the spread of Islamist violence around Lake Chad through the lens of the violent Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, which has evolved from a nationally-oriented militia group, to an internationally networked organization. The third part of the book explores how violent extremist organizations conceptualize state boundaries and territory and, reciprocally, how do the civil society and the state respond to the rise of transnational organizations. The book will be essential reading for all students and specialists of African politics and security studies, particularly those specializing on fragile states, sovereignty, new wars, and borders as well as governments and international organizations involved in conflict prevention and early intervention in the region.
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Boundaries, Territory and Postmodernity

Author: David Newman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135263345

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Contributions to this collection seek to determine the extent to which states and boundaries have, in fact, disappeared, or are simply changing their functions as we move from an era of fixed territories into a post-Westphalian territorial system. A group of international political geographers and political scientists examine the changing nature of the state, pointing to significant changes on the one hand, but equally noting the continued importance of territory and boundaries in determining the political ordering of the post-modern world.
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The Significance of Territory

Author: Jean Gottmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813930183

Category: Political Science

Page: 182

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The elusive nature of the concept of territory is broken down here, and the term's significance reassessed. In his analysis of Western concepts and history, Gottmann closely examines the concept of territory as a psychosomatic device, and comments on how its evolution is similar to basic human striving for security, opportunity, and happiness.
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Cosmopolitan Borders

Author: C. Rumford

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137351403

Category: Political Science

Page: 105

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Cosmopolitan Borders makes the case for processes of bordering being better understood through the lens of cosmopolitanism. Borders are 'cosmopolitan workshops' where 'cultural encounters of a cosmopolitan kind' take place and where entrepreneurial cosmopolitans advance new forms of sociality in the face of 'global closure'.
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Critical Border Studies

Broadening and Deepening the 'Lines in the Sand' Agenda

Author: Noel Parker,Nick Vaughan-Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134930534

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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This edited collection formalises Critical Border Studies (CBS) as a distinctive approach within the interdisciplinary border studies literature. Although CBS represents a heterogeneous assemblage of thought, the hallmark of the approach is a basic dissatisfaction with the ‘Line in the Sand’ metaphor as an unexamined starting point for the study of borders. A headline feature of each contribution gathered here is a concerted effort to decentre the border. By ‘decentring’ we mean an effort to problematise the border not as taken-for-granted entity, but precisely as a site of investigation. On this view, the border is not something that straightforwardly presents itself in an unmediated way. It is never simply ‘present’, nor fully established, nor obviously accessible. Rather, it is manifold and in a constant state of becoming. Empirically, contributors examine the changing nature of the border in a range of cases, including: the Arctic Circle; German-Dutch borderlands; the India-Pakistan region; and the Mediterranean Sea. Theoretically, chapters draw on a range of critical thinkers in support of a new paradigm for border research. The volume will be of particular interest to border studies scholars in anthropology, human geography, international relations, and political science. Critical Border Studies was published as a special issue of Geopolitics.
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Cartography and Art

Author: William Cartwright,Georg Gartner,Antje Lehn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540685693

Category: Science

Page: 391

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This book is the fruition of work from contributors to the Art and Cartography: Cartography and Art symposium held in Vienna in February 2008. This meeting brought together cartographers who were interested in the design and aesthetics elements of cartography and artists who use maps as the basis for their art or who incorporate place and space in their expressions. The outcome of bringing together these like minds culminated in a wonderful event, spanning three evenings and two days in the Austrian capital. Papers, exhi- tions and installations provided a forum for appreciating the endeavors of artists and cartographers and their representations of geography. As well as indulging in an expansive and expressive occasion attendees were able to re? ect on their own work and discuss similar elements in each other’s work. It also allowed cartographers and artists to discuss the potential for collaboration in future research and development. To recognise the signi? cance of this event, paper authors were invited to further develop their work and contribute chapters to this book. We believe that this book marks both a signi? cant occasion in Vienna and a starting point for future collabo- tive efforts between artists and cartographers. The editors would like to acknowledge the work of Manuela Schmidt and Felix Ortag, who undertook the task of the design and layout of the chapters.
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