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    STUDIA EUROPAEA - Issue no. 2 / 2020  
         
  Article:   POLITICAL BOUNDEDNESS AND THE ROLE OF CARTOGRAPHY.

Authors:  ANNE-CHRISTINE HABBARD.
 
       
         
  Abstract:  
DOI: 10.24193/subbeuropaea.2020.2.01
Published Online: 2020-12-30
Published Print: 2020-12-30
pp. 5-22
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I will question the legitimacy of borders via its underlying premise: the supposedly natural boundedness of communities. Two avenues are usually used to show the legitimacy and necessity of borders: either as a way to protect and preserve the conception of the good and the values of an already existing bounded community; or as a way to create a democratic polity, the limits of which are required to uphold the rights of citizens. Either way, what is presupposed is that communities are and/or should be bounded. I will argue that the arguments in favour of political boundedness do not hold up to scrutiny, least of all in the form of territorial borders. This will lead me to a discussion on the precedence of the graphic gesture of drawing the line, and hence on the violence of boundary-making.

Keywords: Boundaries, space, nation, state, cartography, line
 
         
     
         
         
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