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By Nick Vaughan-Williams

Winner of the Gold Award, 2011 earlier Presidents' e-book pageant, organization of Borderlands reports. This ebook, newly to be had in paperback, provides a particular theoretical method of the matter of borders within the examine of world politics. It turns from present debates concerning the presence or absence of borders among states to think about the chance that the idea 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 concerning the dating among borders, safeguard and sovereign energy, drawing on more than a few 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 came across and makes use of the matter of borders to significantly discover the suggestions and bounds of poststructuralist scholarship.

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Home Office, ‘Securing the UK Border’, 2007. , p. 3. Cabinet Office, ‘Security in a Global Hub’, 2007, p. 9. Home Office, ‘Borders, Immigration and Identity Action Plan’, 2006, p. 6. Cabinet Office, ‘Security in a Global Hub’, 2007, p. 48. , p. 53. , p. 54. , p. 48. Home Office, ‘Securing the UK Border’, 2007, p. 9 (emphasis added). Home Office, ‘Borders, Immigration and Identity Action Plan’, 2006, p. 11; ‘Securing the UK Border’, 2007, p. 5. Cabinet Office, ‘The National Security Strategy’, 2008.

The situation of detainees in Guantánamo Bay is therefore interesting because it indicates that the limits of territory are not necessarily coextensive with limits in law in contemporary political life. Indeed, the case points to a disaggregation between juridical space on the one hand and the space of the sovereign territorially delimited state on the other. Such a disjuncture, which may also apply to the United Kingdom and European Union cases as ‘offshore’ bordering becomes an integral part of homeland security, challenges dominant assumptions about the nature and location of authority in global politics as reflected in the norm of ‘territorial integrity’ enshrined in the United Nations Charter.

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. As the UN report highlights, however, not a single habeas Borders are Not What or Where They are Supposed to Be 62.

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