Sabine Hess

Border as Conflict Zone

Critical Approaches on the Border and Migration Nexus

“Far from disappearing, many borders are being reasserted and remade through ambitious and innovative state efforts to regulate the transnational movement of people.” This conclusion by Peter Andreas and Timothy Snyder in their seminal work The Wall around the West (Andreas and Snyder 2000, 2) never seemed as up-to-date as today, when we consider the US president’s announcement of his intent to construct a nine-meter-high wall on the US-Mexican border, or when we look at recent developments across the European continent in the wake of the so-called ‘summer of migration’ of 2015, when unexpectedly high numbers of refugee-migrants managed to make their paths ...

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