Territory without borders

That’s the title of a piece I have forthcoming in the Harvard International Review. Some of the argument is rehearsed in other places, and I gave a keynote to the Global Studies Association in 2009 with this title. It’s an attempt to discuss how a more historically and conceptually sensitive understanding of territory helps to understand what is going on in the world today politically and geographically. The Harvard International Review doesn’t allow references and requires authors to write in a rather different way, which was an interesting challenge. The theme issue is on ‘borders’ and I wanted to challenge the standard definition of territory as a ‘bounded/bordered space’. The suggestion in this piece is that ‘thinking territory without borders allows a better understanding of the borders of territory’. Should be out later this year.

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