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Frontier constellations: Agrarian expansion and sovereignty on the Indonesian–Malaysian border

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands
EditorsAlexander Horstmann, Martin Saxer, Alessandro Rippa
Number of pages10
Publication yearMar 2018
ISBN (print)9781138917507
ISBN (Electronic)9781315688978
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018
SeriesRoutledge Handbook Series
VolumeRoutledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands

Bibliographical note

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:

Physical land use and agrarian transformations

Borders and boundaries of the state and the notion of statelessness

Re-conceptualizing trade and the economy in the borderlands

The existence and influence of humanitarians, religions and NGOs

The militarization of borderlands

Causing 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.

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