Session

P07 Challenging borders: a critical perspective on the relation between state, territory, citizenship and identity

The session will explore the critical re-reading and understanding of borders as resources in terms of the exercise of power, the management of conflict, cross-border co-operation, and the everyday negotiation of borders by local actors. The aim is to shed light especially on tensions between national understandings in terms of demarcations based on ethnicity, citizenship, language and socio-cultural characteristics, etc., and broader supranational/transnational understandings which address borders as areas of contact (and, to an extent, transition) between civilisations, religious and cultural spheres. Challenging the very concept of borders means to re-discuss the way in which states, territories, citizenship and identity relate to each other.
We welcome contributions addressing original analytical, theoretical and methodological ways of understanding borders as tools for framing social and political action and their impact at various spatial levels of socio-cultural, political and economic interaction.

SLOT1
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Room E
Schedule:
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
08:30–10:15
SLOT2
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Room E
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Tuesday, 1 September 2015
10:45–12:30
SLOT3
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Room E
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Tuesday, 1 September 2015
15:00–16:45
SLOT4
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Room E
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Tuesday, 1 September 2015
17:15–19:00
Anna Casaglia
University of Eastern Finland
Finland
anna.casaglia [at] uef.fi
Jussi P. Laine
Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland
Finland
jussi.laine [at] uef.fi
Abigél Becző
Eötvös Loránd University
Hungary
minden.jo.cim.foglalt [at] gmail.com
Gergő Kollár

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