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By Alexander C. Diener,Joshua Hagen,Eric D. Carter,Karen Culcasi,Reece Jones,Robert Lloyd,Nick Megoran,Julian V. Minghi,David Newman,Robert Ostergren,William C. Rowe

From our earliest schooldays, we're proven the area as a colourful college of nations, every one outlined by means of their very own immutable borders. What we regularly do not realize is that each political boundary used to be created by means of humans. No political border is extra average or actual than one other, but a few overseas borders make no obvious experience in any respect. whereas targeting a few of these strange border shapes, this attention-grabbing booklet highlights the $64000 fact that all borders, even those who seem "normal," are social structures. In an period the place the ongoing relevance of the country nation is being wondered and the place transnationalism is changing the measure to which borders successfully demarcate areas of belonging, the participants argue that this aspect is key to our realizing of the realm.

The precise and compelling histories of a few of the world's oddest borders supply an incredible context for this team of specialists to provide available and enlightening discussions of cultural globalization, fiscal integration, foreign migration, imperialism, postcolonialism, worldwide terrorism, nationalism, and supranationalism. each one author's nearby services enriches a textured account of the ancient context within which those borders got here into life in addition to their historic and ongoing impression at the humans and states they bound.

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Contributions by: Eric D. Carter, Karen Culcasi, Alexander C. Diener, Joshua Hagen, Reece Jones, Robert Lloyd, Nick Megoran, Julian V. Minghi, David Newman, Robert Ostergren, and William C. Rowe.

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