Against Borders: The Case for Abolition

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    Gracie Mae Bradley and Luke de Noronha

    Publisher: Verso

    Year: 2022

    Format: Paperback

    Size: 192 pages

    ISBN: 9781839761959

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Borders harm all of us: they must be abolished.

Borders divide workers and families, fuel racial division, and reinforce global disparities. They encourage the expansion of technologies of surveillance and control, which impact migrants and citizens both.

Bradley and de Noronha tell what should by now be a simple truth: borders are not only at the edges of national territory, in airports, or at border walls. Borders are everyday and everywhere; they follow people around and get between us, and disrupt our collective safety, freedom and flourishing.

Against Borders is a passionate manifesto for border abolition, arguing that we must transform society and our relationships to one another, and build a world in which everyone has the freedom to move and to stay.

What People Are Saying

“Against Borders demonstrates the clarifying power of applying abolitionist politics to the issue of borders. In doing so, it achieves a rare unity of theory and practice, combining profound analysis with pointers to radical action.” Arun Kundnani

“The arguments in this elegant and powerful book are entirely reasonable and pragmatic and yet utterly revolutionary, proposing an abolitionist political imagination and a horizon of liberation.” Michael Hardt

“A book that invites us to dream of a reconfigured world where the borders between nation states no longer control and define us.” Stella Dadzie

“A refreshing, well-argued and moving proposal for 'non-reformist reforms' that would demolish one of the cruellest components of the capitalist state, written with a non-sectarian openness and a utopian imagination” Owen Hatherley

“An accessible, detailed examination of how borders function. A must read for anyone who wants to get to grips with the case for border abolition.” Maya Goodfellow, author of Hostile Environment

“An incisive exploration of how borders operate in the 21st century.” Emily Kenway, openDemocracy

“Against Borders: The Case for Abolition is a compelling and much-needed primer on abolishing borders. By de-bunking common myths, presenting historical analysis, and guiding readers through contemporary social movements, Gracie Mae Bradley and Luke de Noronha passionately and accessibly lay out the vision and necessity for a world without borders.” Harsha Walia, author Border and Rule & Undoing Border Imperialism

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