Borders and Migration

Highlights the enduring significance of borders in the production of space and spatial knowledge. Particular emphasis is placed on the spatial relations that shape, order and police borders and their relationship to the politics of mobility and immobility. At stake here is a multi-scalar perspective that foregrounds the increasing securitization of migration management.

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