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Transit States and the Thickening of Borders

Gregory White

in Climate Change and Migration: Security and Borders in a Warming World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794829
eISBN:
9780199919284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794829.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter treats North Africa, known in Arabic as the Maghreb. The chapter focuses on Morocco as a way of illuminating the role of transit states situated “in-between” sending and receiving ... More


Fencing Arizona: Meditations on a Wall

Ananda Rose

in Showdown in the Sonoran Desert: Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199890934
eISBN:
9780199949793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890934.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the history and vision of the U.S.–Mexico barrier wall, in particular the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which allowed for 700 additional miles of fencing to be constructed along ... More


Crossing Borders: Transnational Sanctuary, Social Justice, and the Church

Jacqueline Maria Hagan

in Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199938629
eISBN:
9780199980758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938629.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Throughout the Christian era, the church has been recognized as an institution providing sanctuary to those in need. In the contemporary era, sanctuary for migrants in the US has formally manifested ... More


Introduction

Nick Vaughan-Williams

in Border Politics: The Limits of Sovereign Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637324
eISBN:
9780748652747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637324.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Borders are ubiquitous in political life. Indeed, they are perhaps even constitutive of political life. Borders are not natural, neutral nor static, but historically contingent, politically charged, ... More


Violence, Territory and the Borders of Juridical–Political Order: Problematising the Limits of Sovereign Power

Nick Vaughan-Williams

in Border Politics: The Limits of Sovereign Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637324
eISBN:
9780748652747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637324.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter moves away from the IR and related literature to explore potential resources in post-structuralist thought for an interrogation of the concept of the border of the state, highlighting ... More


Alternative Border Imaginaries: The Politics of Framing

Nick Vaughan-Williams

in Border Politics: The Limits of Sovereign Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637324
eISBN:
9780748652747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637324.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins by assessing what the implications of the concept of the generalised biopolitical border might be and how this differs from the concept of the border of the state. It returns to ... More


Catholics Rally to the Flag

William B. Kurtz

in Excommunicated From the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267538
eISBN:
9780823272372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267538.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

With the outbreak of the war in April 1861, thousands of northern Catholics rushed to support the Union cause. They joined local regiments, sometimes congregating in Irish Catholic units such as the ... More


Same Sex, Different States: When Same-Sex Marriages Cross State Lines

Andrew Koppelman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300113402
eISBN:
9780300135138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113402.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Must a state in which gay marriage is not legal recognize such a marriage performed in another state? The Constitution does not require recognition in all cases, but it does forbid states from ... More


The Dutch-German Border: Relating Linguistic, Geographic and Social Distances

Folkert De Vriend, Charlotte Giesbers, Roeland Van Hout, and Louis Ten Bosch

in Computing and Language Variation: International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Volume 2

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640300
eISBN:
9780748671380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640300.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The Dutch-German state border south of the river Rhine was established in 1830. Before that time, the administrative borders in this region frequently changed. The Kleverlandish dialect area, which ... More


The Claims of Peoples: Self-Determination and State Borders

Steven R. Ratner

in The Thin Justice of International Law: A Moral Reckoning of the Law of Nations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198704041
eISBN:
9780191773204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704041.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter analyses one of the core norms of international law under the two-pillar standard of thin justice—the claims of peoples for self-government, and in particular the law on ... More


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