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p. 594. The practice of borderinglocked

  • Alexander C. Diener
  •  and Joshua Hagen


Borders are important to the process of territorialization. They symbolically perpetuate meaning and physically shape the mobilities of people. ‘The practice of bordering’ considers alternative dimensions of boundaries, bounded space, and the process of ‘bordering’ in the modern world. Recent scholarly attention focuses on understanding borders and bordering as processes rather than physical things. Globalization has changed the function of borders. It refers to a number of political, economic, social, and environmental processes which cross international borders. Are borders impediments to international cooperation? Will state sovereignty continue to be prioritized over national independence? Is a borderless world possible, or even desirable?

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