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Bordering, Political Landscapes and Social Arenas: Potentials and Challenges of Evolving Border Concepts in a post-Cold War World

Objective

In order to gauge its significance, conceptual change in the study of borders must be seen in relation to fundamental social, economic and geopolitical transformations that have taken place in the past decades. In addition, major paradigmatic shifts in scientific debate, and in the social sciences in particular, must also be considered. Recognising the close interrelationships between social change and paradigm shifts, the EUBORDERSCAPES project will analyse the evolving concept of borders in terms of a mutually linked emergence of “post-national”, “post-colonial”, “post-modernist” and “post-Communist” strands of inquiry. State borders are the frame of reference, rather than ethnographic/anthropological boundaries. However, this approach emphasises the social significance and subjectivities of state borders while critically interrogating “objective” categories of state territoriality and international relations. The research proposed here will, furthermore, not only be focused at the more general, at times highly abstract, level of conceptual change. This approach will also allow us to compare and contrast how different and often contested conceptualisations of state borders (in terms of their political, social, cultural and symbolic significance) resonate in concrete contexts at the level of everyday life.

Field of science

  • /social sciences

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
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Yliopistonranta 1 E
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James Scott (Dr.)

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STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
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Peter Van Eerde (Dr.)
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
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Dumlupinar Bulvari 1
06800 Ankara
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RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES INSTITUTE OF GEOGRAPHY OF RUSSIAN ACADEMYOF SCIENCES
Russia
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Staromonetny Per 29
119017 Moskva
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Tatiana Kharitonova (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
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Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
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Nuria Claver (Dr.)
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Norway
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Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso
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Cathrine Theodorsen (Dr.)
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
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University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
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BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
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84105 Beer Sheva
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UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
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Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
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Italy
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Via Salvecchio 19
24129 Bergamo
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Poland
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Ul. Bazynskiego 8
80309 Gdansk
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Ukraine
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Svobody Sq. 4
61077 Kharkiv
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CENTRE FOR ADVANCED STUDY SOFIA
Bulgaria
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1000 Sofia
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LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR RAUMBEZOGENE SOZIALFORSCHUNG (IRS) EV
Germany
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Flakenstrasse 29-31
15537 Erkner
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LISER - LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC RESEARCH
Luxembourg
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€ 343 500
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11 Porte Des Sciences Campus Bleval
4366 Esch Sur Alzette
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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
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Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
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KOZGAZDASAG- ES REGIONALIS TUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
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Toth Kalman Utca 4
1097 Budapest
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Russia
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€ 233 700
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Ligovskiy Prospect 87 Room 24H Li
191040 St Petersburg
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Elena Zdravomyslova (Prof.)
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Finland
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Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
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UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON
United Kingdom
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University Way 4-6 Docklands Campus
E16 2RD London
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Tim Edmonds (Mr.)