Post-Modern Borders: Global Borders

The concept of the Global Border challenges the idea that borders are primarily territorial boundaries framed only by interstate legality. In this seminar, we study the way the legal border regime is shaped by new legal actors organized as infra-state collectivities, the European Union and global networks. Acknowledgment of the multiplicity of actors involved in the bordering process, reveals the transmutation of the modern border into its post-modern conceptualization.


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  • J. Zittrain, «Internet Points of Control», Boston College Law Review 44 (2003), pp. 653- 688.
  • Cassese, S., « Global administrative law: The state of the art », I•CON, 13, 2015, pp. 465–468
  • Laine, J.P., « Understanding Borders under Contemporary Globalisation », Annales Scientia Politica, Vol. 6, No2, 2017, pp. 6-18.

Researcher: Benjamin Perrier is a Post-Doctoral Scholar studying the evolution and conception of borders in the era of globalization. As a jurist interested in the Theory of Law, Cross-Border Law, Transnational Law and Global Law, Benjamin is a member of the international "Borders In Globalization” project.

This seminar will be held on February 26th, 2019, in room B007 of the Clearihue building at the University of Victoria. Please email borders[at]uvic[dot]ca to register.