Borders: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Borders: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Alexander C. Diener


Compelling and available, this Very brief Introduction demanding situations the conception of borders as passive traces on a map, revealing them as a substitute to be essential forces within the fiscal, social, political, and environmental methods that form our lives. Highlighting the ancient improvement and persisted relevance of borders, Alexander Diener and Joshua Hagen provide a strong counterpoint to the belief of an forthcoming without boundary lines global, underscoring the impression borders have on various concerns, corresponding to financial improvement, inter- and intra-state clash, worldwide terrorism, migration, nationalism, foreign legislation, environmental sustainability, and usual source administration. Diener and Hagen exhibit how and why borders were, are at the moment, and should definitely stay scorching issues around the social sciences and within the international headlines for future years. This compact quantity will entice a wide, interdisciplinary viewers of students and scholars, together with geographers, political scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, historians, diplomacy and legislation specialists, in addition to lay readers drawn to realizing present events.

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