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La frontière comme enjeu de droit international

Abstract : The concept of borders is intertwined with human history and its uses are numerous: border-line, border-zone, confine, boundary between civilization and its opposite, the savage, the desert. The border sits at the intersection of three sociological concepts: territory, the nation-state, and historical heritage. Outlining a homogeneous space, a border is at the origin of the nation-state. Historically, the demarcation of borders has been a source of conflict when residents cannot be physically divided neatly according to their ethnic origins, religion and culture as was the case with the decolonization of Africa or the break-up of the former Eastern block. The result of compromises, unstable, and ever-evolving, it is evident that there is no such thing as an ideal border.
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Jean-Marc Sorel. La frontière comme enjeu de droit international. Centre de recherches internationales; Marie-Françoise Durand; Christian Lequesne. Ceriscope Frontières, Centre de recherches internationales; Atelier de cartographie de Sciences Po, 2011. ⟨hal-03569530⟩



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