Two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, why are leading democracies like the United States, India, and Israel building massive walls and fences on their borders? Despite predictions of a borderless world through globalization, these three countries alone have built an astonishing total of 5,700 kilometers of security barriers. In this groundbreaking work, Reece Jones analyzes how these cont...
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Zed Books (July 12, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 1378063
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This is a very important book. A single insightful nugget on page 154 that clearly and unequivocally explains the Israeli position on West Bank occupation policy makes the entire book worth the purchase price. In one short paragraph the author has re...
order security projects were justified in their respective countries, what consequences these physical barriers have on the lives of those living in these newly securitized spaces, and what long-term effects the hardening of political borders will have in these societies and globally.Border Walls is a bold, important intervention that demonstrates that the exclusion and violence necessary to secure the borders of the modern state often undermine the very ideals of freedom and democracy the barriers are meant to protect.Border Walls won the 2013 Julian Minghi Outstanding Research Award presented at the American Association of Geographers annual meeting. The award is presented for a book that makes an innovative, original contribution to political geography.