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Title Borderless worlds for whom? : ethics, moralities and mobilities / edited by Anssi Paasi, Eeva-Kaisa Prokkola, Jarkko Saarinen and Kaj Zimmerbauer
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 238 pages)
Series Border regions series
Border regions series
Contents Introduction borders, ethics, and mobilities / Anssi Paasi, Eeva-Kaisa Prokkola, Jarkko Saarinen, and Kaj Zimmerbauer -- Borderless worlds and beyond: challenging the state-centric cartographies / Anssi Paasi -- Imagining a borderless world / Harald Bauder -- Borders, distance, politics / Paolo Novak -- 'Borderless' Europe and Brexit: young European migrant accounts of media uses and moralities / Aija Lulle -- Everyday bordering, healthcare, and the politics of belonging in contemporary Britain / Kathryn Cassidy -- 'Delay and neglect': the everyday geopolitics of humanitarian borders / Elisa Pascucci, Jouni Häkli, and Kirsi Pauliina Kallio -- Asylum reception and the politicization of national identity in Finland: a gender perspective / Eeva-Kaisa Prokkola -- Tourism, border politics, and the fault lines of mobility / Raoulv Bianchi and Marcus L. Stephenson -- Commodification of contested borderscapes for tourism development: viability, community representation, and equity of relic Iron Curtain and Sudetenland heritage tourism landscapes / Arie Stoffelen and Dominique Vanneste -- Contested mobilities across the Hong Kong-Shenzen border: the case of Sheung Shui / J.J. Zhang -- Trade, Trump, security, and ethics: the Canada-US border in continental perspective / Heather N. Nicol and Karen G. Everett -- Ontological (in)security: the EU's bordering dilemma and neighbourhood / Jussi P. Laine and James W. Scott -- An ethical code for cross-border governance: what does the European Union say on the ethics of cross-border cooperation? / Elisabetta Nadalutti -- The role of 'nature' at the EU maritime borders: agency, ethics, and accountability / Estela Schindel -- Afterword: borders are there to be crossed (but not by everybody) / Noel B. Salazar
Summary The optimism heralded by the end of the Cold War and the idea of an emerging borderless world was soon shadowed by conflicts, wars, terrorism, and new border walls. Migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees have simultaneously become key political figures. Border and mobility studies are now two sides of the same coin. The chapters of this volume reflect the changing relations between borders, bordering practices, and mobilities. They provide both theoretical insights and contextual knowledge on how borders, bordering practices, and ethical issues come together in mobilities. The chapters scrutinize how bounded (territorial) and open/networked (relational) spaces manifest in various contexts. The first section, 'Borders in a borderless world', raises theoretical questions. The second, 'Politics of inclusion and exclusion', looks at bordering practices in the context of migration. The third section, 'Contested mobilities and encounters', focuses on tourism, which has been an 'accepted'form of mobility but which has recently become an object of critique because of overtourism. Section four, 'Borders, security, politics', examines bordering practices and security in the EU and beyond, highlighting how the migration/border politics nexus has become a national and supra-national political challenge. The chapters of this interdisciplinary volume contribute both conceptually and empirically to understanding contemporary bordering practices and mobilities. It is essential reading for geographers, political scientists, sociologists, and international relations scholars interested in the contemporary meanings of borders and mobilities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Anssi Paasi is Professor of Geography at the University of Oulu, Finland, and the Director of the RELATE Center of Excellence (Academy of Finland). Eeva-Kaisa Prokkola is Senior Research Fellow at the Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland, and a Docent in Human Geography and Border Studies at the University of Eastern Finland. Jarkko Saarinen is Professor of Geography in the University of Oulu, Finland, and Distinguished Visiting Professor (Sustainability Management) at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Kaj Zimmerbauer is Docent at the University of Oulu, Finland, and Scientific Coordinator in the RELATE Center of Excellence (Academy of Finland)
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Subject Border security
Boundaries -- Social aspects
Emigration and immigration
Border security.
Boundaries -- Social aspects.
Emigration and immigration.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- National.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Geography.
Form Electronic book
Author Paasi, Anssi, editor
Prokkola, Eeva-Kaisa, editor
Saarinen, Jarkko, 1968- editor
Zimmerbauer, Kaj, editor
ISBN 0429427816