Border Walls by Reece Jones
Security and the War on Terror in the United States, India and Israel

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Two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, why are the notable democracies of the United States, India, and Israel building massive walls and fences on their borders? Despite predictions of a borderless world through globalization, these three countries alone have built security barriers totaling an astonishing 5,700 kilometers in length. In this groundbreaking work, Reece Jones analyzes how these controversial walls were justified, their impact on those living behind them, and the long-term effects of the hardening of political boundaries. Border Walls is a bold, important intervention that demonstrates that the exclusion and violence necessary to secure the borders of the modern state often undermine the very ideals of freedom and democracy the barriers are meant to protect.

About Reece Jones

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Dr. Reece Jones is an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and a leading authority on political borders.
Published July 12, 2012 by Zed Books. 224 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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