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By Íñigo Moré,Lyn Dominguez

ISBN-10: 0816531625

ISBN-13: 9780816531622

Recently U.S. media, policymakers, and commentators of all stripes were preoccupied with the nation’s border with Mexico. Airwaves, web content, and blogs are full of issues over border concerns: unlawful immigrants, drug wars, narcotics trafficking, and “securing the border.” whereas it is a legitimate dialog, it’s not often contrasted with the opposite U.S. border, with Canada—still the longest unguarded border on Earth.

In this attention-grabbing ebook, initially released in Spain to a lot acclaim, researcher Íñigo Moré seems on the higher photograph. With a professionally expert eye, he examines the world’s “top twenty such a lot unequal borders.” What he unearths is that lots of those border events percentage related features. there's constantly unlawful immigration from the negative state to the rich one. there's consistently trafficking in unlawful components. And the unequal pals often regard one another with suspicion or perhaps open hostility.

After surveying the “top twenty,” Moré explores extensive the instances of 3 borders: among Germany and Poland, Spain and Morocco, and the USA and Mexico. The center challenge, he concludes, isn't really medicinal drugs or immigration or self-protection. fairly, the matter is inequality itself. Unequal borders outcome, he writes, from a skewed interplay between markets, humans, and states. utilizing those findings, Moré builds an invaluable new framework for interpreting border dynamics from a quantitative view in keeping with fiscal inequality.

The Borders of Inequality illustrates how longstanding “multidirectional misunderstandings” can exacerbate cross-border problems—and consequent public opinion. Perpetuating those misunderstandings can inflame and complicate the placement, yet practical efforts to lessen inequality can produce promising results.

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