By Reece Jones

*** Winner of the 2013 Julian Minghi amazing examine Award provided on the American organization of Geographers annual assembly ***

Two many years after the autumn of the Berlin Wall, why are major democracies just like the usa, India, and Israel construction mammoth partitions and fences on their borders? regardless of predictions of a without borders global via globalization, those 3 nations by myself have outfitted an miraculous overall of 5,700 kilometers of safety boundaries. during this groundbreaking paintings, Reece Jones analyzes how those arguable border protection initiatives have been justified of their respective nations, what outcomes those actual limitations have at the lives of these residing in those newly securitized areas, and what long term results the hardening of political borders can have in those societies and globally.

Border partitions is a daring, vital intervention that demonstrates that the exclusion and violence essential to safe the borders of the fashionable kingdom usually undermine the very beliefs of freedom and democracy the boundaries are supposed to protect.

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