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By Nick Vaughan-Williams

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Winner of the Gold Award, 2011 previous Presidents' e-book festival, organization of Borderlands stories. This booklet, newly to be had in paperback, provides a particular theoretical method of the matter of borders within the examine of worldwide politics. It turns from present debates concerning the presence or absence of borders among states to contemplate the chance that the concept that of the border of the kingdom is being reconfigured in modern political life.The writer makes use of serious assets present in poststructuralist proposal to imagine in new methods in regards to the courting among borders, defense and sovereign energy, drawing on quite a number thinkers together with Agamben, Derrida and Foucault. He highlights the need of a extra pluralized and radicalised view of what borders are and the place they may be stumbled on and makes use of the matter of borders to significantly discover the techniques and boundaries of poststructuralist scholarship.

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26 It is precisely this connection between knowledge and power that informs John Agnew’s critique of the ‘territorial trap’ of the modern geopolitical imaginary referred to in Chapter 1. 27 Such an account not only dehistoricises but implies a notion of power as monopoly of control exercised equally over anywhere within a given territory. According to Agnew this fundamentally glosses over the fragility of such power upon which the very legitimacy of the state rests. 28 As well as problematising the modern geopolitical imaginary, critical geopolitics scholars have sought to put forward an alternative research programme.

63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 37 corpus petition has been decided on the merits by a US Federal Court. UNESCCHR, ‘Situation of Detainees in Guantánamo Bay’, 2006, p. 15. , p. 3 (emphasis added). , p. 12. , p. 13. , p. 3. , p. 4 (emphasis added). Quoted in Gregory, ‘The Black Flag’, 2006, p. 411. Human Rights Committee, ‘General Comment No. 31’, 2004. International Court of Justice, ‘Legal Consequences’, 2004. Ibid. (emphasis added). Gregory, ‘The Black Flag’, 2006, p. 407. Balibar, ‘The Borders of Europe’, 1998, p.

Htm (accessed 6 August 2008). Carrera, ‘The EU Border Management Strategy’, 2007, p. 12. eu/ (accessed 6 August 2008). Ibid. Ibid. Bailey, ‘Stemming the Immigration Wave’, 2006. Ibid. Carrera, ‘The EU Border Management Strategy’, 2007. ‘Response of the United States of America’ 2005, p. 52. UNESCCHR, ‘Situation of Detainees in Guantanamo Bay’, 2006, p. 24. , pp. 24–5. org/pages/guantanamobay-index-eng (accessed 8 August 2008). In June 2004 the Supreme Court held that US courts have jurisdiction to consider challenges to the legality of detention of foreign nationals in Guantánamo.

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