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The Resource Borders, fences and walls : state of insecurity?, edited by Elisabeth Vallet

Borders, fences and walls : state of insecurity?, edited by Elisabeth Vallet

Label
Borders, fences and walls : state of insecurity?
Title
Borders, fences and walls
Title remainder
state of insecurity?
Statement of responsibility
edited by Elisabeth Vallet
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the question remains ’Do good fences still make good neighbours’? Since the Great Wall of China, the Antonine Wall, built in Scotland to support Hadrian's Wall, the Roman ’Limes’ or the Danevirk fence, the ’wall’ has been a constant in the protection of defined entities claiming sovereignty, East and West. But is the wall more than an historical relict for the management of borders? In recent years, the wall has been given renewed vigour in North America, particularly along the U.S.-Mexico border, and in Israel-Palestine. But the success of these new walls in the development of friendly and orderly relations between nations (or indeed, within nations) remains unclear. What role does the wall play in the development of security and insecurity? Do walls contribute to a sense of insecurity as much as they assuage fears and create a sense of security for those 'behind the line'? Exactly what kind of security is associated with border walls? This book explores the issue of how the return of the border fences and walls as a political tool may be symptomatic of a new era in border studies and international relations. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this volume examines problems that include security issues ; the recurrence and/or decline of the wall; wall discourses ; legal approaches to the wall; the ’wall industry’ and border technology, as well as their symbolism, role, objectives and efficiency
Member of
Dewey number
355.033
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Vallet, Élisabeth
Series statement
Border regions series
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  • Border security
  • National security
  • Emigration and immigration
Label
Borders, fences and walls : state of insecurity?, edited by Elisabeth Vallet
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published 2014 by Ashgate Publishing
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. Insecurity and borders in Europe and North America -- pt. 2. Towards a theory of border walls? -- pt. 3. Fenced borders in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
Control code
ocn950005848
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 286 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315569758
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950005848
Label
Borders, fences and walls : state of insecurity?, edited by Elisabeth Vallet
Publication
Note
Originally published 2014 by Ashgate Publishing
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. Insecurity and borders in Europe and North America -- pt. 2. Towards a theory of border walls? -- pt. 3. Fenced borders in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
Control code
ocn950005848
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 286 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315569758
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950005848

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