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Empire of Borders
The United States is outsourcing its border patrol abroad—and essentially expanding its borders in the process The twenty-first century has witnessed the rapid hardening of international borders. Security, surveillance, and militarization are widening the chasm between those who travel where they please and those whose movements are restricted. But that is only part of the story. As journalist Todd Miller reveals in Empire of Borders, the nature of US borders has changed. These boundaries have effectively expanded thousands of miles outside of US territory to encircle not simply American land but Washington’s interests. Resources, training, and agents from the United...
migration, Social Science Todd Miller
International Migration
The author puts the arguments in favour of free mobility across national borders, and counters those against. His conclusions are clear and profound, free international migration can lessen the huge material inequalities and human injustices.
migration, Political Science Jonathon Moses
Violent Borders
An “engaging and lucid analysis” of the refugee crisis, focusing on how borders are formed, policed—and used to inflict violence on the poor (Arun Kundnani, author of The Muslims Are Coming) Forty thousand people have died trying to cross between countries in the past decade, and yet international borders only continue to harden. The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union; the United States elected a president who campaigned on building a wall; while elsewhere, the popularity of right-wing antimigrant nationalist political parties is surging. Reece Jones argues that the West has helped bring about the deaths of...
migration, Social Science Reece Jones