In the light of mass migration, the rise of nationalism and the resurgence of global terrorism, this timely volume brings the debate on border protection, security and control to the centre stage of international relations research. Rather than analysing borders as mere lines of territorial demarcation in a geopolitical sense, it sheds new light on their changing role in defining and negotiating identity, authority, security, and social and economic differences. Bringing together innovative and interdisciplinary perspectives, the book examines the nexus of authority, society, technology and culture, while also providing in-depth analyses of current international conflicts. Regional case studies comprise the Ukraine crisis, Nagorno-Karabakh, the emergence of new territorial entities such as ISIS, and maritime disputes in the South China Sea, as well as the contestation and re-construction of borders in the context of transnational movements. Bringing together theoretical, empirical and conceptual contributions by international scholars, this Yearbook of the Austrian Institute for International Affairs offers novel perspectives on hotly debated issues in contemporary politics, and will be of interest to researchers, graduate students and political decision makers alike.
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Chapter 1: Introduction Part 1: BORDERS: LINES OF CONFLICT AND IDENTITY FORMATION Chapter 2: Changing Modalities of Power in the Twenty-first Century Chapter 3: Border disputes through ill-defined borders: Maritime territorial conflicts and their impact on security Chapter 4: Border (power) politics reborn in the refugee crisis - Contested lines of demarcation and the re-emergence of identity conflicts: The Case of Serbia and Croatia Part 2: PRACTICES OF BORDER CROSSING AND BORDER MAKING Chapter 5: Reframing Migrant Smuggling as a form of Knowledge: A view from the US-Mexico Border Chapter 6: Humanitarian Borderwork Part 3: EUROPEAN BORDER POLITICS Chapter 7: The Politics of Digital Borders Chapter 8: Politics of the Schengen/Dublin system: the case of the European migrant and refugee crisis Chapter 9: The Meaning of Borders for National Identity and State Authority Part 4: BORDERS BEYOND THE NATION STATE Chapter 10: Beyond borders: subcultural theory and the transnational jihadi identity in Europe Chapter 11: The depth of borders beyond the state: Analytical, normative and epistemic challenges of study Chapter 12: The Border Within: Immigration Policymaking In Europe and The Role of Science.
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