Reshaping the World
Castañeda, Ernesto (editor)
This volume provides information and analyses to better grasp the social implications of geographical borders as well as the individuals who travel between them and those who live in border regions. Sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers, linguists, and scholars of international relations and public health are just some of the authors contributing to Rethinking Borders. The diversity in the authors’ disciplines and the topics they focus on exemplify the intricacies of borders and their manifold effects. This openness to so many schools of thought stands in contrast to the solidification of stricter borders across the globe. The contributions range from case studies of migrants’ sense of belonging and safety to theoretical discussions about migration and globalization, from empirical studies about immigrant practices and exclusionary laws to ethical concerns about the benefits of inclusion. It is timely that this collective work is published in the middle of a pandemic that has affected every single part of the world. Unprecedented border closures and stringent travel restrictions have not been enough to contain the virus entirely. As COVID-19 shows, diseases, ideas, and xenophobic and racist discourses know no borders. Plans that transcend borders are vital when dealing with global threats, such as climate change and pandemics.
Keywordsdistributive justice; political legitimacy; international legitimacy; liberal theory of international relations; immigration; political self-determination; territorial rights; nationalism; statism; migration crisis; ideal type; refugees; immigrants; migration policy; methodological nationalism; nation-state; state/anarchy model; globalization; epistemic ideals; human mobility; citizenship; children in detention; border policing; illegalization; neoliberalism; USA; Australia; immigration detention; care; migration; migration management; nursing; recruitment; globalized labor markets; Germany; migration and crime; human security; border wall; safest American city; Latinos; decolonisation; SADC borders; regional integration; diversity; superdiversity; multiculture; critical diversity studies; racism; discrimination; diversity policies; English name; Chinese name; Taiwan; pragmalinguistics; sociolinguistics; naming practices; identity; nickname; anti-immigration; populism; xenophobia; globalists; borders; global health diplomacy (GHD); CARICOM; public health; health security; epidemics; Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19); non-communicable diseases (NCDs); peace; foreign policy; Caribbean; border; homelessness; hard drug users; self-inflicted violence; body without organs; group asylum; sovereignty; ethics of recognition; ethics of care; solidarity; Axel Honneth; Jürgen Habermas; mental health; point in time; diagnosis; border walls; fences; limited migration; open borders; free movement; regionalism; localism
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2021