The “Critical Dictionary of Borders, Cross-Border Cooperation and European Integration” has just been published.
This Critical Dictionary on Borders, Cross-Border Cooperation and European Integration is the first encyclopaedia which combines two so far not well interconnected interdisciplinary research fields, i.e. Border Studies and European Studies. Organised in an alphabetical order, it contains 207 articles written by 115 authors from different countries and scientific disciplines which are accompanied by 58 maps. The articles deal with theory, terminology, concepts, actors, themes and spaces of neighbourhood relations at European borders and in borderlands of and around the European Union (EU). Taking into account a multi-scale perspective from the local to the global, the Critical Dictionary follows a combined historical-geographical approach and is co-directed by Birte Wassenberg and Bernard Reitel, with a large contribution of Jean Peyrony and Jean Rubio from the Mission opérationnelle transfrontalère (MOT), especially for the cartography.
More information and the possibility to order the dictonary can be found on the publisher’s page.
Here you can watch the presentation video of the dictionary led by Birte Wassenberg (professor in history at the University of Strasbourg) and Bernard Reitel (professor in geography at the University d’Artois).