The Reinvention of Territory, Remote Control and Shifting Borders
July 7, 2022
by Muhammed Sevim, published on 7 July 2022
Due to the importance of borders as defining feature for statehood, states deploy measures and infrastructure to secure their borders and manage cross-border movements. To this end, governments resort not only to physical barriers but also to mechanisms such as visa requirements, consulates, and airline officers. They also benefit from digital technologies and “smart borders.” They even need the engagement of third countries to control the mobility and security of their borders.15 Following these developments, this paper aims to examine how the concept of the border has been transformed and discuss how states respond to the challenges posed by increased mobility.