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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 way of their very own immutable borders. What we regularly do not realize is that each political boundary was once created by means of humans. No political border is extra usual or genuine 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 interesting e-book highlights the $64000 fact that all borders, even those who seem "normal," are social buildings. In an period the place the continuing relevance of the country kingdom is being wondered and the place transnationalism is changing the measure to which borders successfully demarcate areas of belonging, the members argue that this element is essential to our knowing of the realm.

The designated and compelling histories of a few of the world's oddest borders offer an amazing context for this staff of specialists to supply available and enlightening discussions of cultural globalization, fiscal integration, foreign migration, imperialism, postcolonialism, international terrorism, nationalism, and supranationalism. every one author's neighborhood services enriches a textured account of the old context within which those borders got here into life in addition to their ancient and ongoing effect 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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