Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781783604678 Published October 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783604685 Published October 2016 For sale in North and South America only

No Borders

The Politics of Immigration Control and Resistance

Natasha King

No Borders

Natasha King

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216 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2016
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781783604678 Published October 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783604685 Published October 2016 For sale in North and South America only
In No Borders, Natasha King draws on more than a decade of experience as a migrant rights activist as well as extensive research in Greece and Calais in order to explore the dilemmas and challenges involved in translating the “No Borders” slogan into practice. What does it mean to try to make this idea a reality? To answer that, she examines where and how activists have so far succeeded, and the difficulties that are currently holding them back.
 
Wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, No Borders is vital reading for anyone interested in how to make radical alternatives a genuine possibility for our times. Raising crucial questions about the nature of resistance, King shows that, far from being an idle fantasy, the ideal of a world without borders is very much of the here and now.
 
Review Quotes
Kim Rygiel, author of Globalizing Citizenship
“A timely and powerful read for those who support the politics of a freedom of movement not just as a utopian ideal, but who aspire to realize the possibilities of radical alternatives.”
Dimitris Papadopoulos, author of Escape Routes: Control and Subversion in the 21st Century
“King provides engaging and insightful accounts of a politics that not only radically questions the legitimacy of borders but disrupts their very material presence. King shows us that No Borders is not a political program but a world-making practice. Another world, already here.”
Vicki Squire, University of Warwick
“Thoughtful, provocative, and engaged, King’s powerful analysis of No Borders communities in Calais and Athens is a must-read for critical scholars and activists alike.”
Chris Crass, author of Towards Collective Liberation
“A gift to all of us who yearn for relevant theory to help us take more effective action, this is an inspiring call to join communities around the world and work for the full realization of human rights rooted in the values of solidarity and the inherent worth and dignity of all.”
William Walters, Carleton University
“Borders have failed to contain a world in motion or offer a just settlement for millions of people. What is politics in the wake of this double failure? With its focus on new forms of social movement and political action No Borders will prove vital reading for anyone seeking answers.”
Peter Nyers, McMaster University
“The struggle against border controls has emerged as one of the most urgent political struggles of our time. Natasha King’s important book demonstrates that ‘No Borders’ is not so much a slogan for some utopian future, but a vital movement for radical action.”
South African Journal of International Affairs
“The book’s contribution . . . is to inspire a range of critical discourses on the nature of rights and activism.”
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