Palgrave Studies in International Relations

Territory, Migration and the Evolution of the International System

Authors: Vigneswaran, D.

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This book deconstructs territoriality in the context of current and past European politics to advance international relations scholars' understanding of the uses and limits of territory in European history as well as the origin of an international system. It looks to the future of migration regimes beyond the territorially exclusive state.

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Darshan Vigneswaran is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and a Senior Researcher at the African Centre for Migration and Society, WITS University, South Africa. He has held fellowships at Oxford University, UK and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany. He is the co-editor of Slavery, Migration and Contemporary Bondage in Africa (2012) and currently studies migration control, state development and policing in India and South Africa.

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"With globalisation established as a process that shrinks the space-time continuum and increases social density, the task before us is to normalise the sometimes bewildering outcomes by means of historical work. Vigneswaran does that for migration."

- Iver Neumann, Montague Burton Professor of IR, London School of Economics, UK

"Vigneswaran demonstrates adroitly how imagined cartographies produce territorial control of mobility. He delivers on the radical opening premise that while human migration transforms political space, political systems remain inept in responding to migration. He contextualizes contemporary border enforcement with alternative historical narratives of state territoriality. The book offers thoughtful and far-reaching analysis of European history to posit mental maps as 'radical simplifications' of space designed to control. Vigneswaran moves daringly beyond critique to ask how future systems of governance might actually work. This is an essential, lively, and illuminating read for anyone interested in political geography, mobility and territoriality."

- Alison Mountz, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Canada


Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Territory, Migration and the Evolution of the International System
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in International Relations
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-39129-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230391291
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-39128-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35156-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 158
Topics