Borders: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Alexander C. Diener

Compelling and available, this Very brief Introduction demanding situations the conception of borders as passive strains on a map, revealing them as an alternative to be critical forces within the financial, social, political, and environmental strategies that form our lives. Highlighting the historic improvement and persisted relevance of borders, Alexander Diener and Joshua Hagen provide a strong counterpoint to the assumption of an forthcoming without borders international, underscoring the impression borders have on a number of concerns, similar to monetary improvement, inter- and intra-state clash, international terrorism, migration, nationalism, overseas legislation, environmental sustainability, and common source administration. Diener and Hagen display how and why borders were, are at present, and should surely stay scorching themes around the social sciences and within the international headlines for years yet to come. This compact quantity will attract a huge, 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 knowing present events.

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