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Borders and Migrations: The Fundamental Contradictions


A fundamental contradiction inheres in borders and boundaries, and the process of bordering, in the world today: on the one hand, mobility is celebrated as a symbol of modernity and freedom, even as a human right for the twentyfirst century. On the other hand, as Michel Foucher (in, tellingly, "L'obsession des frontières", 2007) writes: that we never have had so many borders since the fall of the Iron Curtain. Some authors werre complaining about this world of borders, invoking Stefan Zweig's (1982) nostalgia when he described the world of open borders he knew before the first World War...


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Catherine Wihtol de Wenden. Borders and Migrations: The Fundamental Contradictions. Maurizio Ambrosini; Manlio Cinalli; David Jacobson. Migration, Borders and Citizenship. Between Policy and Public Spheres, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.47 - 60, 2020, 9783030221560. ⟨hal-02346970⟩
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