Identities, Borders, Orders: Rethinking International

Proficient by means of present debates in social thought, Identities, Borders, Orders brings jointly a multinational staff of revered students to hunt and inspire creative variations and recombinations of techniques, theories, and views throughout disciplinary strains. those participants soak up numerous substantial, theoretical, and normative concerns corresponding to migration, nationalism, citizenship, human rights, democracy, and safeguard. jointly, their essays give a contribution considerably to our realizing of sovereignty, nationwide identification, and borders.

Table of Contents
Introduction. Identities, Borders, Orders: Nudging diplomacy concept in a brand new Direction 1
Pt. I Rethinking the "International": IBO Clues for Post-Westphalian Mazes 21
1 What retains Westphalia jointly? Normative Differentiation within the glossy method of States 29
2 War, Violence, and the Westphalian kingdom procedure as an ethical Community 51
3 (B)orders and (Dis)orders: The position of ethical Authority in worldwide Politics 73
4 The Mobius Ribbon of inner and exterior Security(ies) 91
5 Borders and identification in overseas Political Theory 117
6 Boundaries, Borders, and limitations: altering Geographic views on Territorial Lines 137
Pt. II Rethinking the "Political": Democracy, Citizenship, and Migration 153
7 The worldwide Political Culture 161
8 Crossing the Borders of Order: Democracy past the Nation-State? 181
9 Demographic Boundary upkeep in international Politics: Of overseas Norms on twin Nationality 203
10 Now after which, right here and There: Migration and the Transformation of Identities, Borders and Orders 225
11 The Political Nature of Identities, Borders, and Orders: Discourse and technique within the Zapatista Rebellion 249
Conclusion 275
Bibliography 293
Contributors 327
Index 331

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International relations have to be seen in the context of social change. 1 FROM FLATTENING SPACE TO EVAPORATING IT? The interplay between social change and territorial politics continues in the face of globalization. The latter transforms the spatial aspects of social order. This implies first and foremost a change in the social function of borders. Borders may be defined as that part of national territory “where there is some critical reduction of the frequency of a certain type of transaction” (Deutsch 1969, 99).

In the first case the emphasis was on citizenship (demos), in the second case on ethnic cohesion (ethnos). Of course, even a superficial glimpse at these two different models of the nation-state reveals their character as ideals unrealized in practice. They provide points of reference in order to characterize the various “really” existing blendings of civic and affectual cohesion in 44 · mathias albert and lothar brock individual nation-states. However, as Max Weber (1980) has observed, these blendings are not static.

And although these retellings await being tied up to a new, comprehensive narrative (if this should be possible at all), some of the new story’s ingredients are well known already. First, there is the redefinition of state activities from a demand- to a supply-side-oriented policy. This creates, what keeps westphalia together? · 47 as mentioned above, incentives for substate entities to develop stronger transnational links, a process that may be accompanied by a new emphasis on subsidiarity. At the same time, national equity schemes are being threatened.

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