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Westphalia, Migration, and Feudal Privilege
Westphalia, Migration, and Feudal Privilege

Author(s): Harald Bauder
Subject(s): Migration Studies
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Westphalia; Migration; Feudal Privilege; enlightenment; migration;
Summary/Abstract: In the 1990s, scholars and practitioners were optimistic that globalization would result in open borders or that borders would vanish altogether (Ohmae, 1990). In this way, humanity would continue along the path towards liberation that it has strived for since the Enlightenment. This optimism was premature. Borders between nation states are far from open today (Paasi et al., forthcoming); many borders are actually tightening, and thousands of migrants have died trying to cross international borders (International Organization for Migration, 2018). Apparently, we cannot shake off the ghosts of migration control that have haunted humanity for centuries if not millennia (O’Dowd, 2010).

  • Page Range: 229-240
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English