Trobuled Borders and their Dynamics in a Globalizing World
What is the importance of borders in our rapidly globalizing world? Are they still relevant? Do they even still exist? While the role of borders in International relations has changed during the last century, borders and border troubles remain an important issue. Even though European citizens are rarely confronted with borders, Fortress Europe is strengthening its outside borders every day in order to keep immigrants out. The colonial borders imposed on Africa 130 years ago continue to be a major source of conflict and refugees today. Finally, environmental issues such as droughts and pollution completely ignore political boundaries and are a cause of increasing tensions between neighboring states. In this symposium we will explore all these issues caused by the changing dynamics of state borders in our globalizing world.