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Walled states, waning sovereignty

Author: Wendy Brown
Publisher: New York : Zone Books : Cambridge (Mass.) : distributed by the MIT Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd paperback ed., 1st printingView all editions and formats
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Discusses the spate of wall-building by countries around the world and considers the reasons why walls are being built in an increasingly globalized world in which threats to security come from sources that cannot be contained by brick and barbed wire.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Brown
ISBN: 9781935408086 1935408089 9781935408031 1935408038
OCLC Number: 1039676408
Description: 183 str. : ilustr. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Wendy Brown ; [with a new preface].
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A prize-winning examination of why nation-states wall themselves off despite widespread proclamations of global connectedness.  Read more...

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Brown's thesis, summarily put, is that modern-day walls are discredited markers of failing sovereignty. What is sovereignty: It is the revealed will of a political association to dispose of its own Read more...

 
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