“Border Walls”

“Border Walls”

Security and the war on terror in the United States, India and Israel

By Reece Jones Published by Zed books ISBN 9781848138247 Price £16.99 paperback

Two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, why are leading democracies, including the United States, India and Israel building massive walls and fences on their borders? Despite predictions of a borderless world through globalisation, these three countries alone have built an astonishing combined total of 5,700 kilometers of security barriers. In this groundbreaking work, Reece Jones analyzes how these controversial border security projects were justified in their respective countries, what consequences these physical barriers have on the lives of those living in these newly securitized spaces, and what long-term effects the hardening of political borders will have in these societies and globally.