The post-Cold War acceleration of globalization and the multilayered consequences of the 9/11 terrorist attacks have had profound effects on borders. These borders create margins, through which administrative and military bureaucracies, NGOs, activists, and more-or-less organized criminals and terrorists operate, empirically and conceptually. The evolution of information technologies has transformed the traditional “border as a barrier” by enclosing people into groups with common identities and interests, dispersed throughout the globe but virtually connected. “Borders and Margins” will be a highlighted theme at IPSA’s 25th World Congress of Political Science.
IPSA World Congress of Political Science 2018 in Brisbane