Focusing on unusual international border shapes, this fascinating book highlights the important truth that all borders, even those that appear natural, were created by people. The unique and compelling histories of some of the world's oddest borders provide an ideal context for accessible and enlightening discussions of cultural globalization, ecomic integration, international migration, imperialism, postcolonialism, global terrorism, nationalism, and supranationalism. Each contributor's regional expertise enriches a textured account of the historical context in which these borders came into existence as well as their historical and ongoing influence on the people and states they bound.
Alexander C. Diener is associate professor of geography at Pepperdine University. Joshua Hagen is associate professor of geography at Marshall University.