an Open Acces Journal by MDPI
Reshaping the World: Rethinking Borders
Dr. Ernesto Castañeda
American University, Department of Sociology, Washington, United States
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 February 2019
Message from the Guest Editor
The goal of this Special Issues is to critically analyze the implications of the increased solidification of national borders that we are currently experiencing worldwide. We invite submissions on:
- The rise of the modern nation-state and the birth of borders.
- The historical connection between nation-building, contention, and border policing.
- The spread of discourses around “border security.” The military and civilian surveillance of political borders.
- The eﬀect of border discourse on everyday interactions away from border regions.
- Theoretical and methodological innovations to transcend methodological-nationalism.
- Connections between categorical inequality and immigrant exclusion.
- What could be feasible alternatives to the international system of nation-states?
We aim to produce a high-quality Special Issue with contributions from scholars with an active research agenda. Papers should be written in a clear way with scholars and students in mind as well as a wider audience. The paper will be peer-reviewed, and there will be no publication costs for you.
Prof. Dr. Nigel Parton
School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK
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