A legal geography of borders

Author/s Giuseppe Campesi
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2021/3
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DOI 10.3280/SD2021-003002
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By adopting the perspective of law and geography, this article explores the new morphology of borders and places a special emphasis on the role of law in redefining their spatiality. In particular, it identifies three main geostrategies along which the contemporary border regime is organized, namely, the geo-strategy of nodes, zones and walls. In describing the new legal geography of borders, the article also highlights how the transformations and shifts of the classic Westphalian border regime have impacted on some of the main categories through which borders are legally framed. More specifically, this contribution focuses on jurisdiction, which traditionally represents the convergence point of the complex relationship between territory, sovereignty, and rights.

Keywords: [Geography of law - Borders - Territory - Jurisdiction - Migration]

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