Culture and Power at the Edges of the State: National Support and Subversion in European Border Regions
Borders are where the state is keen to stress its presence and yet are simultaneously places where that presence is challenged. They are sites of resistance to the state, and at the same time places where the national interest is vigorously maintained. This constant ambiguity generates questions about the dynamics of borderland-state relations, and about how what happens along the border can undermine state policies. Using case studies of national and state relations in borderlands in Europe, this book seeks to understand structures of power.
Thomas M. Wilson is a researcher at the Department of Anthropology at the State University of New York, Binghamton University. Hastings Donann is a researcher at the School of Anthopological Studies at Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland (U.K.).