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Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands, Hardback Book

Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands Hardback

Edited by Alexander Horstmann, Martin Saxer


In Asia, where authoritarian-developmental states have proliferated, statehood and social control are heavily contested in borderland spaces.

As a result, in the post-Cold War world, borders have not only redefined Asian incomes and mobilities, they have also rekindled neighbouring relations and raised questions about citizenship and security.

The contributors to the Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands highlight some of these processes taking place at the fringe of the state.

Offering an array of comparative perspectives of Asian borders and borderlands in the global context, this handbook is divided into thematic sections, including:Livelihoods, commodities and mobilitiesPhysical land use and agrarian transformationsBorders and boundaries of the state and the notion of statelessnessRe-conceptualizing trade and the economy in the borderlandsThe existence and influence of humanitarians, religions, and NGOsThe militarization of borderlandsCausing us to rethink and fundamentally question some of the categories of state, nation, and the economy, this is an important resource for students and scholars of Asian Studies, Border Studies, Social and Cultural Studies, and Anthropology.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 462 pages, 4 Line drawings, black and white; 27 Halftones, black and white; 2 Tables, black and whit
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Politics & government
  • ISBN: 9781138917507


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