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Lecture

The Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen after 9/11

Date
11 October 2018
Time
Series
Diplomacy and Global Affairs Research Seminar Series 2018
Address
Wijnhaven Building
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
Room
3.60

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About the lecture

 Borders sit at the center of global politics. Yet they are too often understood as thin lines, as they appear on maps, rather than as political institutions in their own right. In his book, Matthew Longo takes a detailed look at the evolution of border security in the United States after 9/11. Far from the walls and fences that dominate the news, he reveals borders to be thick, multi-faceted and binational institutions that have evolved greatly in recent decades. The book contributes to debates within political science on sovereignty, citizenship, cosmopolitanism, human rights and global justice. In particular, the new politics of borders reveal a sovereignty that is not waning, but changing, expanding beyond the state carapace and engaging certain logics of empire.

An excerpt from the book (Cambridge University Press) can be accessed here.

About the seminars

The Diplomacy and Global Affairs (DGA) Research Seminar is a series launched by the Research Group on Diplomacy and Global Affairs at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs. The seminars of internationally acknowledged guest researchers and faculty members deal with current research topics in diplomacy, international relations, global affairs, and political economy broadly conceived and target a broad audience through their interdisciplinary focus.

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