Research carried out over more than twenty years shows that, far from being fixed geographical features, borders are characterized by a dynamic play whose actors include the changes affecting the world while actively contributing to its transformation. While the 1990s were steeped in the ideology of a “world without borders” made conceivable by the end of the East-West divide and the collapse of the USSR, the events of 11 September, among others, marked the beginning of an era characterised by the redirection of attention to the issues of security and territorial control.
This “resumption of borders” raises questions that we have to consider, especially in 2014, the centenary commemoration of the start of World War I (1914–1918).
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