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Power in cross-border Cooperation

The volume explores a question that sheds light on the contested, but largely cooperative, nature of Arctic governance in the post-Cold War period: How do power relations matter – and how have they mattered – in shaping cross-border cooperation and diplomacy in the Arctic? Through carefully selected case studies – from Russia’s role in the Arctic Council to the diplomacy of indigenous peoples’ organisations – this book seeks to shed light on how power performances are enacted constantly to shore up Arctic cooperation in key ways. The conceptually driven nature of the enquiry makes the book appropriate reading for courses in international relations and political geography, while the carefully selected case studies lend themselves to courses on Arctic politics.

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Saving the White voters from being ‘utterly swamped’
Julie Evans, Patricia Grimshaw, David Philips, and Shurlee Swain

, but not without having a dramatic political and military impact on South Africa. The ‘mineral revolution’ and the federation scheme together reshaped the political geography of South Africa within three decades. By the end of the nineteenth century, the separate African polities had almost entirely disappeared under some form of European colonial jurisdiction, and Britain was also directly threatening

in Equal subjects, unequal rights
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Sara Haslam

ends in her execution. By not renouncing her beliefs when pragmatism dictates, she sentences herself to death. The psycho-political geography of Ford’s writing is thus confirmed in its period of relative certainty, especially when compared with the suicides of Edward and Florence in The Good Soldier, and the suicide of Tietjens’s father in Parade’s End. These later novels are distinguishable from the Fifth Queen trilogy primarily due to their more complex interweaving of levels. Parade’s End Parade’s End: plot The four novels that make up this tetralogy follow

in Fragmenting modernism
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Politics of movement

This book brings together a number of contributions that look into the political regulation of movement and analyses that engage the material enablers of and constraints on such movement. It attempts to bridge theoretical perspectives from critical security studies and political geography in order to provide a more comprehensive perspective on security and mobility. In this vein, the book brings together approaches to mobility that take into account both techniques and practices of regulating movement, as well as their underlying infrastructures. Together the contributions inquire into a politics of movement that lies at the core of the production of security. Drawing on the insight that security is a contingent concept that hinges on the social construction of threat – which in turn must be understood through its political, social, economic, and cultural dimensions – the contributors offer fine-grained perspectives on a presumably mobile and insecure world. The title of the book, Security/Mobility, is a direct reference to this world that at times appears dominated by these two paradigms. As is shown throughout the book, rather than being opposed to each other, a great deal of political effort is undertaken in order to reconcile the need for security and the necessity of mobility. Running through the book is the view that security and mobility are entangled in a constant dynamic – a dynamic that converges in what is conceptualised here as a politics of movement.

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Postcolonial governance and the policing of family
Author: Joe Turner

Bordering intimacy is a study of how borders and dominant forms of intimacy, such as family, are central to the governance of postcolonial states such as Britain. The book explores the connected history between contemporary border regimes and the policing of family with the role of borders under European and British empires. Building upon postcolonial, decolonial and black feminist theory, the investigation centres on how colonial bordering is remade in contemporary Britain through appeals to protect, sustain and make family life. Not only was family central to the making of colonial racism but claims to family continue to remake, shore up but also hide the organisation of racialised violence in liberal states. Drawing on historical investigations, the book investigates the continuity of colonial rule in numerous areas of contemporary government – family visa regimes, the policing of sham marriages, counterterror strategies, deprivation of citizenship, policing tactics, integration policy. In doing this, the book re-theorises how we think of the connection between liberal government, race, family, borders and empire. In using Britain as a case, this opens up further insights into the international/global circulations of liberal empire and its relationship to violence.

Given the significant similarities and differences between the welfare states of Northern Europe and their reactions to the perceived 'refugee crisis' of 2015, the book focuses primarily on the three main cases of Denmark, Sweden and Germany. Placed in a wider Northern European context – and illustrated by those chapters that also discuss refugee experiences in Norway and the UK – the Danish, Swedish and German cases are the largest case studies of this edited volume. Thus, the book contributes to debates on the governance of non-citizens and the meaning of displacement, mobility and seeking asylum by providing interdisciplinary analyses of a largely overlooked region of the world, with two specific aims. First, we scrutinize the construction of the 2015 crisis as a response to the large influx of refugees, paying particular attention to the disciplinary discourses and bureaucratic structures that are associated with it. Second, we investigate refugees’ encounters with these bureaucratic structures and consider how these encounters shape hopes for building a new life after displacement. This allows us to show that the mobility of specific segments of the world’s population continues to be seen as a threat and a risk that has to be governed and controlled. Focusing on the Northern European context, our volume interrogates emerging policies and discourses as well as the lived experiences of bureaucratization from the perspective of individuals who find themselves the very objects of bureaucracies.

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Deaths at sea and unidentified bodies in Lesbos
Iosif Kovras and Simon Robins

.), Religion and Social Justice for Immigrants. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, pp. 93–103. Hellman, Judith Adler (2009) The World of Mexican Migrants: The Rock and the Hard Place. New York: The New Press. Heraclides, Alexis (2010) The Greek–Turkish Conflict in the Aegean: Imagined Enemies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Johnson, Corey and Reece Jones (2011) ‘Rethinking the border in border studies’, Political Geography, 30: 61–62. Karyotis, George (2012) ‘Securitization of migration in Greece: process, motives, and implications’, International Political

in Migrating borders and moving times
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Simon Mabon

camp –​a key theme in Agamben’s work –​rather than a broader exploration of the camp as the hidden paradigm of modernity. For example, Agamben’s work has been used to explore refugee camps in Palestine and Lebanon –​spaces of exception –​but has not yet been applied more broadly while Mbmembe’s work has been used to explore life in Palestine. See for example: Adam Ramadan ‘Destroying Nahr el-​Bared: Sovereignty and Urbicide in the Space of Exception’, Political Geography 28:3 (2009), 153–​63; Sara Fregonese, ‘The Urbicide of Beirut? Geopolitics and the Built

in Houses built on sand
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A reminder from the present
Pete Shirlow

group. 17 Kearney, Postnationalist Ireland. 18 Stewart and Shirlow, ‘Northern Ireland: between war and peace?’ 19 J. Anderson and I. Shuttleworth, ‘Sectarian demography, territoriality and political development in Northern Ireland’, Political Geography, 17 (1999), pp. 187–208; F. Boal and N. Douglas, ‘The Northern Ireland problem’, in F. Boal and N. Douglas (eds), Integration and Division: Geographical Perspectives on the Northern Ireland Problem (London: Academic Press, 1982); J. Bradley and D. Hamilton, ‘Strategy 2010: planning economic development in Northern

in The end of Irish history?
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Alex J. Bellamy

, Remaking the Nation, p. 14. Radcliffe and Westwood, Remaking the Nation, p. 14 Radcliffe and Westwood, Remaking the Nation, p. 16. Within the field of political geography there is a growing amount of literature on the people–place nexus and the symbols, rituals and representations that tie people to place. See, for example, A. B. Murphy, ‘Linguistic regionalism and the social construction of space in Belgium’, International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 104 (1993), 49–64; D. Conversi, ‘Reassessing current theories of nationalism: nationalism as boundary

in The formation of Croatian national identity