Security and the War on Terror in the United States, India, and Israel
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Border Walls is a bold, important intervention that demonstrates that the exclusion and violence necessary to secure the borders of the modern state often undermine the very ideals of freedom and democracy the barriers are meant to protect.
Border Walls won the 2013 Julian Minghi Outstanding Research Award presented at the American Association of Geographers annual meeting. The award is presented for a book that makes an innovative, original contribution to political geography.
1: Borders, barriers, and the war on terror
2: Securing the 'homeland' in the United States
3: Border fencing and the global war on terror in India
4: 'Arafat is our bin Laden': territory and terrorism in Israel and Palestine
5: Building up, rippling out: enforcement practices at the US-Mexican border
6: The agents of exception in the Indian borderlands
7: The practices of insecurity: the barrier in the West Bank
8: The enduring significance of borders
Appendix: methodology and methods