African Borderlands Bibliography

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Africa - General

Africa - General

Adejuyigbe, O (1989) “Identity and Characteristics of Borderlands in Africa.”, in A.I. Asiwaju and P.O. Adeniyi, eds. Borderlands in Africa. Lagos University Press.
Keywords: Identity

Adepoju, A. (1995) ‘Migration in Africa: An Overview’, in J. Baker and T. A. Aina, eds., The Migration Experience in Africa, Uppsala: NAI.
Keywords: Migration

AUBP (2013) 'From Barriers to Bridges: Collection of Official Texts on African Borders from 1963 to 2012', Addis Ababa: African Union Commission / Peace and Security Department Download
Keywords: AUBP,founding instruments,legal frameworks,policies on border management,strategic goals

AUBP (2013) 'Creation and Operation of Boundary Commissions in Africa: The User's Guide', Addis Ababa: African Union Commission / Peace and Security Department Download
Keywords: creating boundary commissions,relevant international legal concepts,responsibilities of boundary commissions,recommendations for operation of boundary commissions

AUBP (2013) 'Delimitation and Demarcation of Boundaries in Africa: The User's Guide', Addis Ababa: African Union Commission / Peace and Security Department Download
Keywords: border delimitation and demarcation,boundary maintenance

AUBP (2013) 'Installation of a Cross-Border Basic Service Infrastructure: The User's Guide', Addis Ababa: African Union Commission / Peace and Security Department Download
Keywords: cross-border cooperation,cross-border service infrastructure,cross-border health centre,implementation templates,Burkina Faso / Mali

AUBP (2013) 'Delimitation and Demarcation of Boundaries in Africa: General Issues and Case Studies', Addis Ababa: African Union Commission / Peace and Security Department Download
Keywords: border delimitation and demarcation,(socio-(political/legal/technical aspects of boundaries and boundary-making,African case studies,lexicon of boundary making,map accuracy standards

AUBP (2013) 'Delimitation and Demarcation of Boundaries in Africa: General Issues and Case Studies', Addis Ababa: African Union Commission / Peace and Security Department Download
Keywords: border delimitation and demarcation,(socio-)political/legal/technical aspects of boundaries and boundary-making,boundary information systems,African case studies,lexicon of boundary making,map accuracy standards

Asiwaju, A. (1976) Western Yorubaland Under European Rule: A Comparative Analysis of French and British Colonialism. New York: Humanities Press
Keywords: Colonialism,Yorubaland

Asiwaju, A. (2005) ‘The Border Areas Initiative, An In-depth Analysis of Relevant UN, EU, World Bank and ECOWAS Reports, Submitted to UN Office for West Africa, Dakar, July 2005.

Asiwaju, A. (2003/2004) ‘Comparative African History: Prospects and Challenges.’ Special Issue of Afrika Zamani, No. 11 & 12, 6

Asiwaju, A. (2003) ‘Boundaries and African Integration: Essays in Comparative History and Policy Analysis’, Lagos: PANAF Publishing Inc.

Asiwaju, A. (2001) ‘The Implementation of ECOWAS Treaty and Protocols:  The Role of Workers and Civil Society in the Context of a Comparison with the History of the European Union (OATUU Basic Document, OATUU/OTUWA/ECOWAS  Workshop on ECOWAS Treaty and Protocols, Abuja, Jan 25 – 26

Asiwaju, A. (2000) ‘Fragmentation or Integration:  What Future for African Boundaries’?  in Pratt, M.A. and J.A. Brown, eds. Borderlands Under Stress, London: Kluwer Law International.

Asiwaju, A. (1997) ‘Borders and Border Regions: Focus on Africa, A Comparative and Multidisciplinary Bibliography,’ Nairobi: U.N. Centre for Regional Development Africa Office.

Asiwaju, A.I., Ogun G.O. and Ojukwu E.C.S (eds., 2006) Cross Border Crimes And Community Policing: Prospects and Challenges in Nigeria-Benin Cross-Border Areas of Ogun State. Proccedings of a Nigeria-Benin Binational Workshop, February 24-26, 2006. Imeko: African University Institute.

Barth, F., dir. (1969), “Ethnic Groups and Boundaries”, Oslo
Keywords: Anthropology,boundary crossing,identity

From Empiricism to Theory in African Border Studies, Special issue, Journal of Borderlands Studies, 25.2. 2010

Dobler, G. (2009) 'Oshikango: The Dynamics of Growth and Regulation in a Namibian Boom Town', Journal of Southern African Studies, 35(1), pp. 115-131
Keywords: Namibia,Angola,Osikango,Boom Town

Donaldson, J. W. (2009) ‘Tangible reality? Challenging the rigidity of the 1964 Cairo declaration’. Printout ABORNE conference paper, Johannesburg.

Engel, U. and Nugent, P. (2010) Respacing Africa, Amsterdam: Brill.

Herbst, J. (1989) 'The Creation and Maintenance of National Boundaries in Africa', International Organisation, 43(4):673-692

Impey, Angela (2008). 'Sound, memory and dis/placement: Exploring sound, song and performance as oral history in the southern African borderlands.' Oral History Journal, UK (Spring 2008) Vol. 36 No.1:33-44

Katzenellenbogen, S. (1996) “It didn’t Happen at Berlin” in Paul Nugent and A.I. Asiwaju, eds., African Boundaries. London: Pinter

Kehinde, M. (2008) ‘Les Frontières dans la Conception Africaine Précoloniale: Mythes et Réalité’. Revue Ethique et Societe. Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 65-84

Kopytoff, I. (1987) The African Frontier. The Reproduction of traditional African societies. Bloomington: Indiana UP.
Keywords: Traditional Societies

Korf, Benedikt and Timothy Raeymaekers (2013): “Introduction: Border, Frontier and the Geography of rule at the Margins of the State.” In Violence on the Margins. States, Conflict, and Boderlands, edited by Benedikt Korf and Timothy Raeymaekers, 3-28. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Keywords: frontier,theory,conflict,margins

Larémont R. R. (2005) ‘Borders, States, and Nationalism’. In borders, nationalism and the African state, R. R. Laremont, ed., London: Lynne Reiner.
Keywords: Nationalism,State

Lefebvre, Camille (2015), "Frontières de sable, frontières de papier. Histoires de territoires et de frontières, du jihad de Sokoto à la colonisation française du Niger, XIXe-XXe siècles", Paris, Publications de la Sorbonne, 543 p.
Keywords: Niger

Lefebvre, Camille (2011) “We have Tailored Africa: French Colonialism and the ’Artificiality’ of Africa’s Borders in the Interwar Period.” Journal of Historical Geography 37: 191-202.
Keywords: french,colonialism,history

Marcelino, P.F. and Farahi, H. (2011) 'Transitional African Spaces in Comparative Analysis: inclusion, exclusion and informality in Morocco and Cape Verde', in Third World Quarterly, Special Issue: Political Civility in the Middle East, Vol. 32, No. 5, Taylor & Francis, pp 883-904. Download
Keywords: West Africa,North Africa,Sahara,Morocco,Cape Verde,Gibraltar,Tangier,Mindelo,transitional space,mixed migration,transit migration,irregular migration,informality,liminality,inclusion,exclusion,integration

Mbembe, A. (2000) 'At the Edge of the World: Boundaries, Territoriality, and Sovereignty in Africa', Public Culture, 12(1) pp. 259-284.
Keywords: Sovereignty,Territoriality

Nugent, P. (ed). (2007) ‘Citizenship in Africa: Creating Nations, Making Strangers.’ Co-edited with Sara Dorman and Dan Hammett, Leiden: Brill.

Nugent, P. and A.I. Asiwaju (eds). (1996) ‘African Boundaries: Barriers, Conduits and Opportunities’, Frances Pinter (Translated into Spanish and published under the title of ‘Fronteras Africanas:  Barreras, Canales y Opportunidades by Edicions Bellaterra, Barcelona in 1998)

Raeymaekers (2011 forthcoming) African Boundaries and the New Capitalist Frontier, in: Wilson, T.M. and Donnan, H. (ed.) The Blackwell Companion to Border Studies, Basingstoke, Blackwell.

ROQUE, A.C. (2012) “Cartografar fronteiras nos finais do século XIX questões em torno da demarcação e delimitação da fronteira entre Moçambique e o Transvaal”, Actas do IV Simpósio Luso Brasileiro de Cartografia Histórica, Porto 9-12 Novembro. Download
Keywords: Mozambique,South Africa,Transval,Borders,Cartography,Scientific missions

ROQUE, A.C. (2009) “Rethinking Borders in South Mozambique”. Comunicação apresentada à ABORNE Conference on How is Africa Transforming Border Studies?, Johannesburg, 10-14 de Setembro. Download

Sahlins, P. (1988), «The Nation in the Village: State-Building and Communal Struggles in the Catalan Borderland during the Eighteenth and Nineteeths Centuries», "The Journal of Modern History", vol. 60, n° 2, june, pp. 234-263 Download
Keywords: Cerdaña,France,Spain

Seymour, LJM (2013) "Sovereignty, territory and authority: boundary maintenance in contemporary Africa", Critical African Studies, pp Download
Keywords: Africa,borders,sovereignty,authority,secession,separatism

Tandia, Aboubakr (2012), "How African Civil Wars Hibernate: The Warring Communities of the Senegal-Guinea Bissau Borderlands in the face of the Casamance forgotten Civil War and the Bissau-Guinean State Failure", UBUNTU: Journal of Conflict Transformation, Vol 1, Nos 1-2, (2012), pp 36-76. Download
Keywords: Casamance-West Africa-Civil War-State Failure-Senegal-Guinea Bissau-Borderland

Tandia, Aboubakr (2012), "The Genius of Suffering: The Paradox of an Alienated Border Regime: Refugee integration of Mauritanian Refugees in Cross-border Dagana (Senegal-Mauritania), in Crossing African Borders: Migration and Mobility (eds Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues), Centre of African Studies-ISCTE/UIL, ISBN: 978-972-8335-22-9 [Digital Edition], pp 97-110. Download
Keywords: Borderland-Border regime-Refugee-Refugee regime-Integration-Senegal-Mauritania-Dagana

Udelsmann Rodrigues, C. (ed.) Crossing African Borders: migration and mobility, Center of African Studies (CEA)/ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon: University Institute of Lisbon. e-book http://hdl.handle.net/10071/4366, ISBN: 978-972-8335-22-9 Download
Keywords: ABORNE conference; Borders; Migration; Africa

Udelsmann Rodrigues, C. (2012) Introduction: crossing African borders – migration and mobility, In Udelsmann Rodrigues, C. (ed.) Crossing African Borders: migration and mobility (pp. 4-14), Center of African Studies (CEA)/ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon: University Institute of Lisbon. e-book http://hdl.handle.net/10071/4366, ISBN: 978-972-8335-22-9 Download
Keywords: Conference,ABORNE,Borders,Migration

Retaillé D, Walther O. 2011. Spaces of uncertainty: a model of mobile space in the Sahel. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 32(1): 85-101. Download
Keywords: mobility,space,Sahel

Walther O. (2009) 'A mobile idea of space. Traders, patrons and the cross-border economy in Sahelian Africa', Journal of Borderlands Studies 24: 34-46.
Keywords: Sahel,Space

Yearwood P (1993) ‘“In a Casual Way with a Blue Pencil”: British Policy and the Partition of Kamerun, 1914-1919’, Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue Canadienne Des Études Africaines, 27, 218-244

Yearwood, P (1990) ‘Great Britain and the Repartition of Africa, 1914–19’, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 18, 316–341

West Africa

West Africa

Asiwaju, A. (2004) ‘Frontier in Egba History: Abeokuta, Dahomey and Yewaland in the 19th Century’, Lagos Historical Review, vol. 4: 18-48.

Asiwaju, A. (2003) ‘Cross-Boundary Protest Migrations and Settlements in Colonial West Africa: The Example of the Western Yoruba Astride the Nigeria-Dahomey (Benin) Border’ in Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch, Odile Goerg, Isiaka Mande, Faranirina Rajaonah (eds) Être Étranger et Migrant en Afrique au XXe Siècle: Enjeux Identitaires et Modes d’ Insertion, Paris: L’Harmatan 359 – 374

Asiwaju, A. (2001) ‘West African Transformations: Comparative Impacts of French and British Colonialism,’ Lagos and Oxford: Malthouse Press Ltd.

Chalfin, B. (2010) Neoliberal frontiers. An ethnography of sovereignty in West Africa, Chicago, The University of Chicago Press.
Keywords: West Africa,Ghana,State,Sovereignty

Chalfin, B. (2001) 'Border Zone Trade and the Economic Boundaries of the State in North-East Ghana', in: Africa: Journal of the International African Institute, Vol. 71, No. 2, Markets in a New Era, pp. 202-224.
Keywords: Commerce,Trade,Ghana

Chilson, P. "Romancing the Archivist: Convincing a skeptic that I wasn't a spy." www.TheSmartSet.com. Drexel University. Philadelphia, USA. August 22 2008 Download
Keywords: Chilson,archivist,West African borders,Mali,Senegal,thesmartset

Chilson, P. "The Border: In Africa, lines are often blurry." www.TheSmartSet.com. Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA. November 30 2007 Download
Keywords: Chilson,border,Zegoua,Mali,Cote d'Ivoire,thesmartset

Evans, M. (2005) 'Insecurity or isolation? Natural resources and livelihoods in Lower Casamance'. Canadian Journal of African Studies  39(2): 282-312.

Evans, M. (2004) Senegal: Mouvement des forces démocratiques de la Casamance (MFDC). Africa Programme Armed Non-State Actors Project Briefing Paper no. 2. London: Chatham House. Download

Evans, M. (2003) 'Ni paix ni guerre: the political economy of low-level conflict in the Casamance.' In Collinson, S. (ed.) Power, livelihoods and conflict: case studies in political economy analysis for humanitarian action. Humanitarian Policy Group Report no. 13:  37-52. London Overseas Development Institute. Download

Gaibazzi, P. (2014), Visa problem: certification, kinship, and the production of ‘ineligibility’ in the Gambia. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 20: 38–55.
Keywords: border,documentary practices,gambia,migration policies,migration,soninke,Europe

Harnischfeger, Johannes (2011): Igbo Nationalism and Biafra. Unpublished manuscript.

Kane, Mamadou S. (2012) Identity Strategies, Cultural Practices and Citizenship Recovery: Mauritanian refugees in the Senegal Valley, In Udelsmann Rodrigues, C. (ed.) Crossing African Borders: migration and mobility (pp. 44-57), Center of African Studies (CEA)/ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon: University Institute of Lisbon. e-book http://hdl.handle.net/10071/4366, ISBN: 978-972-8335-22-9 Download
Keywords: Senegal,Mauritania,Migration,Borders,identity

KANE, M. S., 2011. Identity Strategies, Cultural Practices and Citizenship Recovery: the Mauritanian Refugees in the Senegal Valley. Download
Keywords: Border – Refugees – Senegal-Mauritania –Identity strategies – Cultural practices – Citizenship recovery.

Kehinde, M. (2010) Implications of Colonially Determined Boundaries in (West) Africa: the Yoruba of Nigeria and Benin in Perspective. Doctoral thesis, Durham University. Download

Kehinde, M. (2007) ‘Comparative Impacts of the Colonial Partition on the Yoruba of Nigeria and Benin’. Global South, 4(2), pp 7-15 Download
Keywords: Nigeria,Benin

Lentz, C. (2003) 'This is Ghanaian territory: land conflicts on a West African border', American Ethnologist, 30(2), pp. 273–89.

Marcelino, P.F. (2011) The new migration paradigm of transitional African spaces. Inclusion, exclusion, liminality and economic competition in transit countries: a case study on the Cape Verde Islands, Saarbruecken, LAP Lambert. Download
Keywords: Cape Verde,West Africa,ECOWAS,Senegal,Upper Guinea,transit migration,mixed migration,immigration policy,inclusion,exclusion,integration

Marcelino, P.F. (2011, forthcoming), 'Processes of arrival, integration, and exclusion: Exploring a new migratory corridor in West Africa'. In Marcelino, P.F. (ed.), Home in Motion: The Shifting Grammars of Self and Stranger, Oxford, InterDisciplinary Press. Download
Keywords: Transit migration,mixed migration,irregular migration,Cape Verde,West Africa,ECOWAS,CEDEAO,integration,exclusion,inclusion,Boavista.

Marcelino, P.F. (2009) 'Postcolonial identity, transition, and challenges to tradition in Cape Verde', in Articulate - Undergraduate Research Applied to International Development, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Fall), East Lansing (MI), Scout Banana / Michigan State University. Download
Keywords: Cape Verde,West Africa,irregular migration,space wars,social change,liminality,postcolonial,hybridity,integration,exclusion

Meagher, K. (2003)‘A Back Door to Globalisation?  Structural   Adjustment, Globalisation and Transborder Trade in West Africa’   Review of African Political Economy 30(95).

Miles, W.F.S. (2015) "Postcolonial Borderland Legacies of Anglo–French Partition in West Africa." African Studies Review 58:3 (2015), pp. 191-213.
Keywords: Borders,borderlands,boundaries,colonialism,decolonization,partition ;

Miles, W. F. S. (1994). Hausaland divided: Colonialism and independence in Nigeria and Niger. Ithaca, NY, London: Cornell University Press.
Keywords: Niger,Nigeria,Colonialism,Independence

Miles, William F.S. (2010) 'Focus on Peter Chilson: Francophone Africa Border Crossing in Fiction and Travel Literature' Unpublished review of several books by fiction writer Peter Chilson

Miles, W.F.S. (2005) “Development, Not Division: Local versus External Perceptions of the Niger-Nigeria boundary.” Journal of Modern African Studies 43:2 (2005), pp. 297-320.

Miles, W.F.S. (2003) “Shari’a as De-Africanization: Evidence from Hausaland.” Africa Today 50:1,pp. 50-75.

Miles, W.F.S. (1994) Hausaland Divided: Colonialism and Independence in Nigeria and Niger. Cornell University Press.

Miles, W.F.S. (1993) "The Reality and Promise of Partition in Hausaland." In The Nigeria-Niger Transborder Cooperation, edited by A.I. Asiwaju and B.M. Barkindo. Lagos: National Boundary Commission,  pp. 111-121.

Miles, W.F.S. (1991) "Nationalism Versus Ethnic Identity in Sub-Saharan Africa." American Political Science Review 85:2 (June 1991), pp. 393-403 [co-authored with David Rochefort]. Reprinted in Nikolaos Zahariadis, ed., Theory, Case, and Method in Comparative Politics. Fort Worth:Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1997.

Miles, W.F.S. (1987) "Partitioned Royalty: The Evolution of Hausa Chiefs in Nigeria and Niger." The Journal of Modern African Studies 25:2 (1987), pp. 233-258.

Miles, W.F.S. (1986) "Self-Identity, Ethnic Affinity, and National Consciousness: An Example from Rural Hausaland." Ethnic and Racial Studies 9:4 (October, 1986), pp. 427-444.

Nugent, P. (2007) ‘Migracíon, fronteras y creación del Estado: comparación de los
patrones del África Occidentale y del Sur", Nova Africa vol. 20: 7-26.

Nugent, P. (2007) (forthcoming). " Cyclical history in the Gambia/Casamance
borderlands: refuge, settlement and Islam from c.1880 to the present",
Journal of African History, 3.

Nugent, P. (2005) "Borderland identities in comparative perspective: chieftaincy, religion and belonging along the Ghana-Togo and Senegal-Gambia borders, in Per Hernaes (ed.), The Traditional and the Modern in West African (Ghanaian) History: Case-Studies on Co-existence and Interaction, Trondheim University of Science and Technology.

Nugent, P. (2005) "A regional melting-pot: the Ewe and their neighbours in the Ghana-Togo borderlands", pp.29-43 in The Ewe of Togo and Benin, (ed.)
Benjamin Lawrance. Accra: Woeli publishers.

Nugent, P. (2004) ‘Africa Since Independence: A Comparative History’, Palgrave Macmillan.

Nugent, P. (2004) "Ghana-Togo" in Peter Calvert (ed.) Border and Territorial Disputes of the World. John Harper Publishing: 31-36. 

Nugent, P. (2003) Smugglers, Secessionists and Loyal Citizens of the Ghana-Togo Frontier: The Lie of the Borderlands Since 1914. James Currey, Ohio University Press and Sub-Saharan Publishers.

Nugent, P. (2000) "A few lesser peoples': the Central Togo Minorities and their Ewe neighbours", in Carola Lentz and Paul Nugent (eds.), Ethnicity in Ghana: The Limits of Invention. Macmillan & St. Martin's Press.

Nugent, P. (2000) "The art of dissimulation: smugglers, informers and the Preventive Service along the Ghana-Togo frontier, 1920-1939", in C. Dubois, M. Michel and P. Soumille (eds.) Frontières plurielles, frontières conflictuelles en Afrique subsaharienne. L'Harmattan.

Nugent, P. and Lentz, C. (2000) Ethnicity in Ghana: The Limits of Invention. Macmillan & St.Martin's Press.

Samaila, A. (2012), ‘Cross-border Trade Relations and Security Implication in Nigeria’s North-West International Border Areas’
Keywords: Cross-border trade,Security,Nigeria

Samaila, A. (2010) 'Colonialism and Growth of Border Areas in Nigeria and Niger Republic: The Example of Illela-Konni Border'
Keywords: Colonialism,Border Areas,Nigeria,Niger

Samaila, A. (2010) ‘Structural Adjustment, Trade liberalization and the livestock Economy along the Nigeria-Niger Border: A study of Illela-Konni'
Keywords: Structural Adjustment,Livestock,Economy,Nigeria,Niger

Tandia, Aboubakr (2012) Beyond the ‘Genius of Suffering’: the paradox of an alienated border regime - refugee integration in cross-border Dagana (Senegal-Mauritania), In Udelsmann Rodrigues, C. (ed.) Crossing African Borders: migration and mobility (pp. 97-110), Center of African Studies (CEA)/ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon: University Institute of Lisbon. e-book http://hdl.handle.net/10071/4366, ISBN: 978-972-8335-22-9 Download
Keywords: Borders,Refugee,Mauritania,Senegal

Tandia, A. (2010) 'Borders and Borderlands Identities: A Comparative Perspective of Cross-Border Governance in the Neighbourhoods of Senegal, The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau', African Nebula, Issue, September, pp. 19-42. Download
Keywords: Border,Borderland,Western Senegambia,Identity,Cross-border governance

Walther O. 2012. Traders, agricultural entrepreneurs and the development of cross-border regions in West Africa. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 25(3-4): 123-141.
Keywords: borders,entrepreneurs,West Africa

Walther O. 2012. Sons of the soil and conquerors who came on foot: The historical evolution of a West African border region. African Studies Quarterly 13(1-2): 75-92. Download
Keywords: history,borderlands,West Africa

Walther O. (2010). "Economie et frontières en Afrique sahélienne: un usage clientéliste de la partition coloniale", in Igué J.O, Fodouop K, Aloko-N’Guessan J. (eds) Maîtrise de l’espace et développement en Afrique. Etat des lieux. Paris: Karthala: 125-137.
Keywords: West Africa,borders,economy

Central Africa

Central Africa

Büscher, K., & Vlassenroot, K. (2010). 'Humanitarian presence and urban development: new opportunities and contrasts in Goma, DRC.' Disasters, 34(2), 256-273.
Keywords: Goma,D.R.C,NGO

Bennafla, K. (2002) Le commerce frontalier en Afrique centrale: acteurs, espaces, pratiques. Paris : Karthala.

Bennafla, K. (1998) 'La fin des territoires nationaux? État et commerce frontalier en Afrique centrale', in: Politique africaine, n° 73 (mars), pp. 25-49.
Keywords: Central Africa,Commerce,State

De Boeck, F. (2000) 'Borderland Breccia: The Mutant Hero in the Historical Imagination of a Central-African Diamond Frontier', Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 1:2.
Keywords: Diamonds,Commerce,Central Africa

Deng, F. (2005) ‘Sudan’s Turbulent Road to Nationhood’, in borders, nationalism and the African state, R. R. Laremont, ed., London: Lynne Reiner
Keywords: Sudan,Nationalism

Doevenspeck, M. (2011) 'Constructing the border from below: Narratives from the Congolese-Rwandan state boundary', Political Geography doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2011.03.003

Gordon, D. (2006) ‘Nachituti's Gift: Economy, Society and Environment in Central Africa,’ Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Gordon, D. (2001) ‘Owners of the Land and Lunda Lords: Colonial Chiefs in the Borderlands of Northern Rhodesia and the Belgian Congo,’ International Journal of African Historical Studies  34(2): 315-37.

Gormo, Jean (2012) Forced Migration of Chadians in the Faro Division in Northern Cameroon (1980-2010), In Udelsmann Rodrigues, C. (ed.) Crossing African Borders: migration and mobility (pp. 71-82), Center of African Studies (CEA)/ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon: University Institute of Lisbon. e-book http://hdl.handle.net/10071/4366, ISBN: 978-972-8335-22-9 Download
Keywords: Migration,Chad,Cameroon,Forced migration

MacGaffey, J. (1991) The Real Economy of Zaire. The Contribution of Smuggling & Other Unofficial Activities to National Wealth, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Keywords: Zaire,D.R.C,Smuggling

Newbury, D.S. (1980) 'Lake Kivu Regional Trade in the nineteenth Century', Journal des africanistes, 50(2), pp. 7-30.
Keywords: Kivu,Commerce,D.R.C

Raeymaekers, T. (2010) Protection for sale? War and the Transformation of Regulation on the Congo–Ugandan Border, Development and Change, 40(4), pp. 563-587.

Raeymaekers, T. (2009). The silent encroachment of the frontier: politics of transborder trade in the Semliki Valley (Congo-Uganda). Political Geography, 28, 55-65.
Keywords: Semliki,Uganda,D.R.C

Raeymaekers, T. (2007) The Power of protection. Governance and transborder trade on the Congo-Ugandan frontier, Phd Thesis, University of Ghent.
Keywords: Commerce,Trade,Governance,D.R.C,Uganda

Roitman, J. (forthcoming) ‘A Successful Life in the Illegal Realm: Smugglers and Road Bandits in the Chad Basin’ in P. Geschiere, B. Meyer, P. Pels, eds., Readings on Modernity in Africa. IAI-James Currey-Indiana University Press.

Roitman, J. (2007) ‘The Right to Tax: Economic Citizenship in the Chad Basin’, special issue of Citizenship Studies edited by Andrew Gordon and Trevor Stack, vol. 2, no. 2, May.

Roitman, J. (2006) ‘The Ethics of Illegality in the Chad Basin’ in Jean Comaroff and John Comaroff (eds.) Law and Disorder in the Postcolony, University of Chicago Press.

Roitman, J. (2005) Fiscal Disobedience: An Anthropology of Economic Regulation in Central Africa, Princeton University Press.

Roitman, J. (2005) ‘Modes of Governing : the Garrison-Entrepot’ in A. Ong and S. Collier, eds. Global Anthropology: Technology, Politics, and Ethics as Athnropological Problems, Blackwell.

Roitman, J. (2004) ‘Les recompositions du bassin du lac Tchad’, Politique africaine 94, June: 7-22.

Roitman, J. (2004) ‘Power is not Sovereign: The Transformation of Regulatory Authority in the Chad Basin’, in B. Hibou, ed. The Privatisation of the State, London, Hurst.

Roitman, J. (2004) ‘Productivity in the Margins: the Reconstitution of State Power in the Chad Basin’, in D. Poole et V. Das, eds., Anthropology at the Margins of the State, Santa Fe, School of American Research Press.

Roitman, J. (2003) ’Unsanctioned Wealth; or, the Productivity of Debt in Northern Cameroon’, Public Culture 15, 2:211-237.

Roitman, J. (2001) ‘New Sovereigns?   Regulatory Authority in the Chad Basin’, in T. Callaghy, R. Kassimir, and R. Latham, eds., Intervention and Transnationalism in Africa : Global-Local Networks of Power, Cambridge University Press: 240-263.

Roitman, J. (2001) ‘Être ‘Off-Shore’: l’immersion de la Guinée Équatoriale dans les enjeux régionaux et internationaux’, Politique africaine, 80, March:121-142.

Scorgie, L. (2013). 'Prominent peripheries: the role of borderlands in Central Africa's regionalized conflict.' Journal of Critical African Studies, 5 (1), 32-47. Download

Scorgie, L. (2011). 'Peripheral pariah or regional rebel? the Allied Democratic Forces conflict in the Uganda/Congo borderland.' The Round Table, 100(412), 79-93.

Tati, Gabriel (2012) Territory and Border Crossing for Livelihoods among (Voluntary and Forced) Migrants from DRC to Swaziland: the re-imagining of a borderless spatial system, In Udelsmann Rodrigues, C. (ed.) Crossing African Borders: migration and mobility (pp. 111-129), Center of African Studies (CEA)/ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon: University Institute of Lisbon. e-book http://hdl.handle.net/10071/4366, ISBN: 978-972-8335-22-9 Download
Keywords: Migration,DRC,Borders,Swaziland

Tegera, A. and Johnson, D. (2007) Rules for sale: formal and informal crossborder trade in DRC, Goma: Pole Institute.
Keywords: Goma,Gisenyi,D.R.C,Rwanda,Trade

Titeca, K., Vlassenroot, K. (2012) ‘Rebels without borders in the Rwenzori borderland? A biography of the Allied Democratic Forces’ Journal of Eastern African Studies (special issue ‘Uganda from the margins’) 6(1): 154-176. Download
Keywords: ADF,Congo,Uganda,rebel group,borderland

Titeca, K. (2009) ‘The “Masai” and “miraa”: public authority, vigilance and criminality in a Ugandan border town’, Journal of Modern African Studies, 47(2), pp. 291–317.
Keywords: Masai,Uganda

Vlassenroot, K. and Raeymaekers, T. (2004b) 'The Politics of Rebellion and Intervention in Ituri: The Emergence of a New Political Complex ?' African Affairs, 103, pp. 385-412.
Keywords: Ituri

Weiss, H. F., & Carayannis, T. (2005). The enduring idea of the Congo. In R. R. Larémont (Ed.), Borders, nationalism, and the African state. Boulder: Rienner.
Keywords: D.R.C

East Africa and the Horn

East Africa and the Horn

Abbink, J. (2001) 'Creating Borders: Exploring the impact of the Ethio-Eritrean war on the local population'. Africa (Rome), 56(4): 447-458
Keywords: Eritrea,Ethiopia,Conflict,War

Clapham, C. (1996) 'Boundary and Territory in the Horn of Africa', in P. Nugent and A.I. Asiwaju (eds), African Boundaries: Barriers, conduits and opportunities. London: Pinter, pp. 237-250

Dias, Alexandra Magnólia (2012) Borderless World vs Borders as Walls: insights from a borderland group in northern Ethiopia, In Udelsmann Rodrigues, C. (ed.) Crossing African Borders: migration and mobility (pp. 15-27), Center of African Studies (CEA)/ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon: University Institute of Lisbon. e-book http://hdl.handle.net/10071/4366, ISBN: 978-972-8335-22-9 Download
Keywords: Borders;Ethiopia; Eritrea; Irob

Drysdale, J. (1964) The Somali Dispute. London: Pall Mall Press
Keywords: Somalia

Feyissa, D. and Hoehne, M. (2010) Borders and borderlands as Resources in the Horn of Africa. London: James Currey.
Keywords: Horn,Resources

Feyissa, D and Hoehne, M. (2008) ‘Resourcing State Borders and Borderlands in the Horn of Africa’, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Working Papers, no. 107
Keywords: Horn

Hoehne, M.V. (2010) People and Politics along and across the Somaliland-Puntland Border. In Dereje Feyissa and Markus V. Hoehne (eds.), Borders and borderlands as Resources in the Horn of Africa. London: James Currey, pp. 97-121.
Keywords: Somaliland,Puntland

Imbert-Vier, S. (2011), "Tracer des frontières à Djibouti. Des territoires et des hommes aux XIXe et XXe siècles", Karthala, 480 p. Download
Keywords: Djibouti,colonisation,railway,identity,nationality,Afar,Issa,Dire Dawa

Imbert-Vier, S. (2009), "Invention et réalisations de la frontière djibouto-érythréenne", "Africa" (Roma), LXIV, 1-2, pp. 105-119
Keywords: Djibouti,Eritrea,Doumera

James, W. (2007) ‘War and Survival in Sudan’s Frontierlands: Voices from the Blue Nile’, Oxford: OUP- in press.

James, W. (2002) ‘No place to hide: flag-waving on the western frontier’, in James, W., D.L. Donham, E. Kurimoto and A. Triulzi (eds) Remapping Ethiopia: Socialism and After.

James, W. (2001)‘“People-friendly” projects and practical realities: some contradictions on the Sudan-Ethiopian border’, in M-B. Johannsen & N. Kastfelt (eds.),  Sudanese Society in the Context of Civil War (Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen North/South Priority Research Area, Centre of African Studies: 29-47.

James, W. (2000)‘The Multiple Voices of Sudanese Airspace’, in R. Fardon and G. Furniss (eds.), African Broadcast Cultures, Oxford: James Currey Publishers: 198-215.

James, W. (2000) ‘Beyond the first encounter: transformations of “the field” in North East Africa’, in P. Dresch, W. James and D. Parkin (eds.), Anthropologists in a wider world: essays on field research, Oxford: Berghahn: 69-90.

Johnson, Douglas H. (2011a) 'The road back from Abyei' Download

Johnson, Douglas H. (2011b) 'Abyei: Sudan’s West Bank', Washington DC: Enough Project, 12pp Download

Johnson, Douglas H. (2010a) 'Border battle line', International Journal of African Renaissance Studies, 5/1: 37-47

Johnson, Douglas H. (2010b) When Boundaries become Borders: the Impact of Boundary-making in Southern Sudan’s Frontier Zones, (London/Nairobi: Rift Valley Institute) Download

Johnson, Douglas H. (2009) 'Decolonizing the borders in Sudan: ethnic territories and national development', in Mark Duffield & Vernon Hewitt (eds), Empire, Development and Colonialism: The Past in the Present, James Currey: 176-87

Johnson, Douglas H. (2008) 'Why Abyei matters: the breaking point of Sudan’s comprehensive peace agreement?', African Affairs, 107/426: 1-19

Johnson, Douglas H. et al (2005) ‘Report of the Abyei Boundaries Commission’ Download

Johnson, Douglas H. (2000) ‘Conquest and colonisation: soldier settlers in the Sudan and Uganda’, Sudan Notes & Records, NS 4: 59-79

Johnson, Douglas H. (1986) 'On the Nilotic frontier: Imperial Ethiopia in the Southern Sudan, 1898-1936', in D. Donham & W. James (eds), The Southern Marches of Imperial Ethiopia: Essays in History and Social Anthropology (Cambridge: CUP): 219-45

Johnson, Douglas H. (1982) 'Tribal boundaries and border wars: Nuer-Dinka relations in the Sobat and Zaraf valleys, c. 1860-1976', Journal of African History, 23/2: 183-203

Kuschminder, K., Andersson, L. & Siegel, M. (2012) Profiling Ethiopian Migration: a comparison of characteristics of Ethiopian migrants to Africa, the middle east and the north, In Udelsmann Rodrigues, C. (ed.) Crossing African Borders: migration and mobility (pp. 28-43), Center of African Studies (CEA)/ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon: University Institute of Lisbon. e-book http://hdl.handle.net/10071/4366, ISBN: 978-972-8335-22-9 Download
Keywords: Borders,Ethiopia,Migration,Survey

Little, P.D. (2007)   ‘Unofficial Cross-Border Trade in East Africa’,  Workshop on Staple Food Trade and Market Policy Options for Promoting Development in Eastern and Southern Africa, UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, March 1-2 Download

Little, P.D. (2006) ‘Working Across Borders:  Methodological and Policy Challenges of Cross-Border Livestock Trade in the Horn of Africa’, in  McPeak, John and Peter D. Little, eds., Pastoral Livestock Marketing in Eastern Africa: Research and Policy Challenges, Warwickshire, UK: ITDG Publications.

Little, P.D. (2005) ‘Pastoralism in a Stateless Environment:  The Case of the Southern Somali Borderlands’, Geography Research Forum 25 (December Issue): 128-147.

Little, P.D. (2005) ‘Unofficial Trade When States are Weak: The Case of Cross-Border Commerce in the Horn of Africa’  Research Paper No. 2005/13 World Institute for Development Economics Research, United Nations University, Helsinki, Finland.

Little, Peter D. (2003): Somalia: Economy Without State. Oxford, UK:  James Currey Publishers; Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press

Simala, K., Amutabi, M. (2005) Small Arms, Cattle Raiding and Borderlands. The Ilemi Triangle, in: Willem van Schendel and Itty Abraham (eds.): Illicit Flows and Criminal Things. States, Borders and the other Side of Globalization. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press , pp.201-225.
Keywords: Ilemi Triangle

Soi, I. (2010), “Il genocidio in Rwanda: da guerra civile a guerra regionale”, Storicamente n. 6/2010. Download

Soi, I. (2008), “Rwanda e Cina: un caso di interscambio afro-asiatico”, Afriche e Orienti, n. 2/2008, pp.102-108. Download

Soi, I. (2007) Una politica condizionata: ribelli e rifugiati in Uganda, Aracne Editore, Roma. Download

Soi, I. (2007), “Uganda-Sudan: un confine complicato”, Africa LXII/2, Roma, pp. 291-305.

Titeca, K. (2012) ‘Tycoons and contraband: informal cross-border trade in West Nile, north-western Uganda’Journal of Eastern African Studies (special issue ‘Uganda from the margins’) 6(1): 47-63 Download
Keywords: informal cross-border trade,smuggling,uganda,congo,west nile

Titeca, K., Vlassenroot, K. (2012) ‘Rebels without borders in the Rwenzori borderland? A biography of the Allied Democratic Forces’ Journal of Eastern African Studies (special issue ‘Uganda from the margins’) 6(1): 154-176. Download
Keywords: ADF,rebel group,borderland,Congo,Uganda

Titeca, K. (2009) “The changing Cross-border Trade Dynamics between North-western Uganda, North-eastern Congo and Southern Sudan”, Crisis States Working Paper 63 series 2, London School of Economcis and Political Science,Crisis States Research Centre, London. Download

Titeca, K. (2006) ‘Les OPEC boys en Ouganda, trafiquants de pétrole et acteurs politiques’(The OPEC boys in Uganda: fuel smugglers and political actors) Politique Africaine, n°103 : 143-159. Download

Titeca, K., De Herdt, T. (2010) 'Regulation, cross-border trade and practical norms in West Nile, north-western Uganda' Africa 80(4): 573-594. Download

Zeller, Wolfgang (2013): Get It While You Can – Governance Between Wars in the Uganda-South Sudan Borderland, In Benedikt Korf and Timothy Raeymaekers (eds.), Violence on the Margins. States, Conflict, and Borderlands. 193-218. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Download
Keywords: Uganda,South Sudan,boom town,border town,violence,security,transport corridor

Zeller, Wolfgang (2010): 'Illicit Resource Flows in Sugango – Making War and Profit in the Border Triangle of Sudan, Uganda and Congo-DRC', In Henni Alava (ed), Exploring the Security-Development Nexus. Perspectives from Nepal, Northern Uganda and 'Sugango'. 111-130. Helsinki: Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Keywords: Uganda,South Sudan,DRC,security,development

North Africa

North Africa

Cross, Hannah (2012) Migrants, Borders and Labour Regimes in Mauritania: between militarisation and mobility, In Udelsmann Rodrigues, C. (ed.) Crossing African Borders: migration and mobility (pp. 58-70), Center of African Studies (CEA)/ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon: University Institute of Lisbon. e-book http://hdl.handle.net/10071/4366, ISBN: 978-972-8335-22-9 Download
Keywords: Migration,Borders,Mauritania

Thomas Hüsken & Georg Klute (2015) Political Orders in the Making:Emerging Forms of Political Organization from Libya to Northern Mali, African Security, 8:4, 320-3 Download
Keywords: Africa,connectivity,heterarchy,Imazighan,Libya,local actors,locality,northern Mali,northwest,order,politics,Tuareg,transnational jihadists

Hüsken, T. (2009) The Neotribal Competitive Order in the Borderland of Egypt and Libya. In: Ulf Engel / Paul Nugent (eds.), Respacing Africa, Amsterdam (Brill): 169-209.
Keywords: Egypt,Libya

Hüsken, Thomas (2009a): Die neotribale Wettbewerbsordnung in Grenzland von Ägypten und Libyen. In: Sociologus 2/2009: 117-143.

Lecocq, Baz (2003) "This Country is Your Country: Territory, Borders and Decentralisation in Tuareg Politics". In: Itinerario: European Journal of Overseas Histories, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 58-78.

Leopold, M. (2005) Inside West Nile: Violence, History and Representation on an African Frontier. Oxford: James Currey.
Keywords: West Nile,Violence,Representation

Southern Africa

Southern Africa

Brambilla, Chiara (2007), "Borders and Identities/Border Identities: the Angola-Namibia Border and the Plurivocality of the Kwanyama Identity”, in: Journal of Borderlands Studies, vol. 22, n. 2, Fall 2007, pp. 21-38.

Brambilla, Chiara (2007), Voci di frontiera: borderscape creativi e geografie pluriversali. Il caso della frontiera Angola/Namibia e l’identità kwanyama", in: Afriche e Orienti, 3-4/07.

Cheater (1998): Transcending the state? Gender and borderline constructions of citizenship in Zimbabwe, in: Donnan, H. and Wilson, T.M. (1999) Borders: frontiers of identity, nation and state, Oxford/New York, Berg, pp. 191-214.
Keywords: Gender,Identity,Citizenship,State

Coplan, D. (2001) ‘A River Runs Through It: The Meaning of The Lesotho-Free State Border’, African Affairs, 100, 81-116.
Keywords: Lesotho

Coplan, D. (2000) ‘Unconquered Territory: Narrating the Caledon Valley’, Journal of African Cultural Studies 13(2), pp. 185-206
Keywords: Caledon

Dobler, Gregor (2014) 'Traders and Trade in Colonial Ovamboland, 1925-1990. Elite Formation and the Politics of Consumption under Indirect Rule and Apartheid.' Basel, Basel Africa Bibliographies.
Keywords: trade,elite,consumption,Namibia,Angola

Dobler, Gregor (2010) 'On the border to chaos: identity formation on the Angolan-Namibian border, 1927-2008.' Journal of Borderland Studies 25/2: 22-35.
Keywords: Namibia,Angola,History,Identity

Dobler, Gregor (2009) 'Oshikango: the dynamics of growth and regulation in a Northern Namibian boom town.' Journal of Southern African Studies 35/1: 115-131.
Keywords: Namibia,Angola,Politics,Regulation,Trade

Dobler, Gregor (2009): Chinese shops and the formation of a Chinese expatriate community in Namibia. China Quarterly 199, 707-727.
Keywords: Namibia,China,Migration,Trade

Dobler, Gregor (2009) 'Solidarity, Xenophobia and the Regulation of Chinese businesses in Oshikango, Namibia.' In: Chris Alden, Daniel Large, Ricardo Soares de Oliveira (eds.): China Returns to Africa. London: Hurst: 237-255.
Keywords: Namibia,China,Migration,Trade

Dobler, Gregor (2008) 'Boundary-drawing and the notion of territoriality in pre-colonial and early colonial Ovamboland.' Journal of Namibian Studies 3, 7-30.
Keywords: Namibia,History,Territory

Dobler, Gregor (2008) 'From Scotch Whisky to Chinese Sneakers. International commodity flows and trade networks in Oshikango, Namibia.' Africa 78, 3: 410-432.
Keywords: Trade,Namibia,China,Brazil,Pakistan,Migration

Englund, H. (2002), From War to Peace in the Mozambique-Malawi Borderland. Edinburgh: University Press.
Keywords: Mozambique,Malawi

Hughes, D. M. (2006) ‘From Enslavement to Environmentalism: Politics on a Southern African Frontier’, Seattle: University of Washington. Press and Harare: Weaver Press.

Impey, Angela (2006). 'Sounding Place in the Western Maputaland Borderlands.' Journal for the Musical Arts in Africa. Vol. 3:55-79

Kopiński, Dominik & Polus, Andrzej (2012) Is Botswana Creating a New Gaza Strip? An analysis of the ‘fence discourse’, In Udelsmann Rodrigues, C. (ed.) Crossing African Borders: migration and mobility (pp. 83-96), Center of African Studies (CEA)/ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon: University Institute of Lisbon. e-book http://hdl.handle.net/10071/4366, ISBN: 978-972-8335-22-9 Download
Keywords: Botswana,Fence,Migration,Borders

Landau, L. B. & Monson, T. 2010. “Immigration and Subterranean Sovereignty in South African Cities”, Chapter 8 inAnne Clunan and Harold Trinkunas, eds., Ungoverned Spaces? Alternatives to State Authority in an Era of Softened Sovereignty, Stanford Security Studies.
Keywords: migration; sovereignty

Landau, L. B. & Monson, T. 2008. ‘Displacement, Estrangement and Sovereignty: Reconfiguring State Power in Urban South Africa.’ Government and Opposition 43:2, 315-336. Download
Keywords: migration; displacement; sovereignty

McGregor, JoAnn (2009): 'Crossing the Zambezi: The Politics of Landscape on a Central African Frontie', Oxford and Rochester: James Currey/Boydell and Brewer.

Monson, T. (2012) 'Alibis for the State? Producing Knowledge and Reproducing State Borders After the May 2008 ‘Xenophobic’ Attacks in South Africa' Geopolitics 17(3): 455-481. Download
Keywords: South Africa; violence; xenophobia; sovereignty

Monson, T. 2012. “Making the Law; Breaking the Law; Taking the Law into Our Own Hands: Sovereignty and Territorial Control in Three South African Settlements”, Chapter 8 in Landau, Loren B. ed., Exorcising the Demon Within: Xenophobia, Violence, and Statecraft in Contemporary South Africa, Wits University Press.
Keywords: xenophobia; violence; sovereignty; territorial control; sociolegal studies; legal pluralism

Monson, T. 2012. “Media Memory: A Critical Reconstruction of the May 2008 Violence”, Chapter 2 in Landau, Loren B. ed., Exorcising the Demon Within: Xenophobia, Violence, and Statecraft in Contemporary South Africa, Wits University Press.
Keywords: South Africa; xenophobia; violence

Rodgers, G. (2008) 'Everyday Life and the Political Economy of Displacement on the Mozambique-South Africa Borderland' Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 26, 4, pp. 385-399.

Roque, A.C. (2009) Sources for the History of the Southern Border of Mozambique: Preliminary results of a project on the archives of the Portuguese Commission of Cartography, ABORNE conference paper 2009
Keywords: Mozambique,Maps,Cartography

ROQUE, A. C. (2013) “Sources for the history of the southern border of Mozambique: The archives of the Portuguese Commission of Cartography” in WOLPUTTE, Steven van (coord.), Borderlands and frontiers in Africa, LIT Verlag, Berlin , 2013:23-54
Keywords:  Mozambique,South Africa, Borders,Cartography,Archives

ROQUE, A. C. 2012 “O Sul de Moçambique na viragem do século XIX: Território, exploração científica e desenvolvimento”, in Africana Studia, 17. Número especial Exploração Científica em África na Época Colonial, CEA, Universidade do Porto, pp. 103-112
Keywords: Mozambique,South Africa,Borders,Cartography,Scientific missions

ROQUE, A. C. and SANTOS, P. (2011), “History, cartography and science: the present day importance of the mapping of Mozambique in the 19th century”, FIG Working week 2011 - Bridging the gap between cultures, Marrakech, 18-22 Maio de 2011. Download
Keywords: Mozambique,Borders,Cartografphy,Geodesic missiona

ROQUE, A. C. (2010) “Sources for the history of the southern border of Mozambique: Preliminary results of a project on the archives of the Portuguese Commission of Cartography”, nº especial do Journal of Borderland Studies on African Borders, 25 nº2, September 2010, pp.77-93.
Keywords: Mozambique,Souther Africa,Borders,Cartography

SANTOS, P. ROQUE, A. C., MUCOMBO, J. (2011), “Revision of the Mozambique Frontiers: a Cooperation Project”, FIG Working week 2011 - Bridging the gap between cultures, Marrakech, 18-22 Maio de 2011. Download
Keywords: Mozambique,Borders,Cartography,Geodesy,Cooperation

Tornimbeni , C. (2005) "The State, Labour Migration and the Transnational Discourse – A Historical Perspective from Mozambique", in Veronika Bilger, Albert Kraler (eds.), African Migrations. Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Dynamics, Stichproben. Wiener Zeitschrift für kritische Afrikastudien/Vienna Journal of African Studies, special issue, n. 8/2005, Wien, 2005

Tornimbeni, C (2007). ""Isto foi sempre assim". The Politics of Land and Human Mobility in Chimanimani, central Mozambique", Journal of Southern African Studies, vol. 33, n. 3

Tornimbeni, C (2005). "Migrant Workers and State Boundaries. Reflections on the Transnational Debate from the Colonial Past in Mozambique", Lusotopie 2004, CEAN, Karthala, Bordeaux.

Tornimbeni, C. (2007) ""O cadastro vivo da memória". Community mapping, conservation and state-making in Mozambique", in C. Tornimbeni and M. Zamponi (eds.), Competing Rights. Land and Natural Resources in Africa. afriche e orienti, Special Issue I.

Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues & Vladimir Russo (2017) No walk in the park: Transboundary cooperation in the Angolan war-torn Okavango, Environmental Practice, 19:1, 4-15 Download
Keywords: Angola Okavango; post-war resilience; transboundary cooperation

Udelsmann Rodrigues, C. (2010) 'Angola’s southern border: entrepreneurship opportunities and the state in Cunene', Journal of Modern African Studies, 48(3):461-484 Download
Keywords: Angola,Cunene,Border,Cross-border trade

Udelsmann Rodrigues, C. (2007) Cunene em Movimento: dinâmicas empresariais transfronteiriças, Economia Global e Gestão, Vol. XII (3): 57-70 Download
Keywords: Angola,Cunene,Border,Cross-border trade

Wittmayer, J. M. & Büscher, B. (2010) ‘Conserving Conflict? Transfrontier Conservation, Development Discourses and Local Conflict Between South Africa And Lesotho’, Human Ecology, 38, pp. 763–773
Keywords: Lesotho,South Africa,Conflict

Zeller, Wolfgang (2012): Sezession am Sambesi. Afrika Süd 3/2012, pp.29-31 Download
Keywords: Zambia,Barotseland,Western Province,Lozi,secession

Zeller, Wolfgang (2010): 'Neither Arbitrary nor Artificial: Lozi Chiefs and the Making of the Namibia-Zambia Borderland'. Journal of Borderland Studies. 25(2). 6-21.
Keywords: Namibia,Zambia,Caprivi,Western Province,Lozi,Barotseland,traditional authority,colonial boundary-making

Zeller, Wolfgang (2010): "No tenemos tiempo para esa gente". Separatismo lozi y la politica de la Autoridad Tradicional en Zambia, In Jordi Tomas (ed), Secesionismo en Africa. 249-281. Barcelona: Edicions Bellaterra.
Keywords: secessionism,Lozi,Western Province,Barotseland,Zambia

Zeller, Wolfgang (2009): 'Danger and Opportunity in Katima Mulilo: A Namibian Border Boomtown at Transnational Crossroads', Journal of Southern African Studies 35 (1) 133 - 154.
Keywords: Namibia,Zambia,Caprivi,WeLozi,boom town,border town,transport corridor,road,bridge,smuggling,Caprivi,Western Province,Namibia,Zambia,Katima Mulilo

Zeller, Wolfgang (2007): Chiefs, Policing and Vigilantes: “Cleaning up” the Caprivi Borderland of Namibia, in Lars Buur and Helene Maria Kyed (eds.): A New Dawn for Traditional Authorities? State Recognition and Democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.
Keywords: Namibia,Caprivi,traditional authority,security,smuggling,policing,vigilantes,cattle rustling

Zeller, Wolfgang (2007): “Now we are a Town”: Chiefs, Investors and the State in Zambia’s Western Province, in Lars Buur and Helene Maria Kyed (eds.): A New Dawn for Traditional Authorities? State Recognition and Democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.
Keywords: Zambia,Western Province,Barotseland,Lozi,traditional authority,transport corridor

Zeller, Wolfgang and Bennett Kangumu Kangumu (2007): ‘From Apartheid Bantustan to Namibia's Socio-economic Tail-Light: Caprivi Under Old and New Indirect Rule’, in Henning Melber (ed.): Transitions in Namibia. Which change for whom?, Uppsala: Nordic Africa Institute.
Keywords: Namibia,Caprivi,colonial boundary-making

Comparative: Africa and Other Regions

Comparative: Africa and Other Regions

Asiwaju, A. (2004) ‘Transfrontier Regionalism: The European Union Perspective On Post-Colonial Africa with Special Reference to Borg’ in Heather Nicol and Ian Townsend - Gault eds. Holding the Line: Borders in a Global World, Vancouver: University of British Colombia Press, 119 - 141

Coplan, D. (2010) ‘First Meets Third: Analysing Inequality along the US-Mexico and South Africa-Lesotho borders’, Journal of Borderlands Studies, 25(2)
Keywords: Mexico,Lesotho,Comparative,Inequality

Driessen, H. (1998) ‘The “New Immigration” and the transformation of the European-African Frontier’, in T. M. Wilson and Hastings Donnan, eds., Border Identities. Cambridge University Press
Keywords: Immigration,Europe

Foucher, M. (1991), Fronts et frontières - Un tour du monde géopolitique, Paris, Fayard, (1re éd. 1988), 691 p.
Keywords: Geography,geopolitics,making of,significance

Kramsch, Olivier T. and Chiara Brambilla (2007), “Transboundary Europe through a West African Looking Glass: Cross Border Integration, ‘Colonial Difference’ and the Chance for ‘Border Thinking’", in: Comparativ | Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaft, 17, Heft 4, pp. 95-115.

Miles, W.F.S. (2014). Scars of Partition Postcolonial Legacies in French and British Borderlands. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. Download
Keywords: comparative borderland studies

Miles, W.F.S. (2008) "Legacies of Anglo-French Colonial Borders: A West African and Southeast Asian Comparison."  Journal of Borderland Studies 23 (2): 83-102.

Raeymaekers, Timothy (2014) Introduction: Europe’s Bleeding Border and the Mediterranean as a Relational Space. ACME Journal for Critical Geographies 13(2):163-172.
Keywords: Europe,mediterranean,border control,migration

ROQUE, A. C. e FERRÂO, L. (2013) “Documentos para a História de Goa: Território e Fronteiras (Comissão Portuguesa de Cartografia e Arquivo de Fronteiras”, Atas do Congresso Internacional Goa: Passado e Presente, Lisboa, 26-29 de Outubro de 2011, Lisboa, 2013:197-210
Keywords: Africa,India,Goa,Borders

Stoddard, E. R (1989) “Developmental Stages of U.S.-Mexico Borerlands Studies: Implication for the Study of African Borders” in A.I. Asiwaju and P.O. Adeniyi, eds. Borderlands in Africa. Lagos UP
Keywords: Mexico

Non-Africanist Borderlands Classics

Non-Africanist Borderlands Classics

Alvarez, R. (1995) 'The Mexico-US Border: The making of Anthropology in the borderlands'. Annual Review of Anthropology, 24: pp. 447-470
Keywords: Mexico,USA,Anthropology

Ancel, J. (1938), “Géographie des frontières”, Paris, Gallimard, 210 p.
Keywords: Geography,theory

Anderson, J., O'Dowd, L. (1999) 'Borders, Border Region and Territoriality: Contradictory Meanings, Changing Significance'. Regional Studies. 33(7): pp. 593-604

Appadurai, A. (2003) 'Sovereignty without Territoriality: Notes for a Post-National Geography', in S. Low and D. Zuniga (eds), The Anthropology of Space and Place: Locating Culture. Malden, MA: Blackwell, pp.337-349
Keywords: Sovereignty,Geography

Appadurai, A. (1991) 'Global Ethnoscapes: Notes and queries for a transnational anthropology', in R. Fox (ed.), Recapturing Anthropology. Santa Fe, NM: School of American Research Press, pp. 191-210
Keywords: Anthropology

Barth, F. (2000) ' Boundaries and Connections', in A. Cohen (ed.), Signifying Identities: Anthropological Perspectives on Boundaries and Contested Values. London: Routledge, pp. 17-36

Baud, M and Van Schendel, W. (1997) 'Toward a comparative history of borderlands'. Journal of World History, 8(2): 211-242

Beltran, C. (2004) ‘Patrolling Borders: Hybrids, Hierarchies and the Challenge of Mestizaje’, Political Research Quarterly, 57(4), pp. 597-607
Keywords: Mestizaje,Mexico

Berg, E. and van Houtum, H. (2003). Prologue: a border is not a border. Writing and reading borders in space. In E. Berg, & H. van Houtum (Eds.), Routing borders between territories, discourses and practices. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Binford, L. (2003) ‘Migrant Remittances and (Under)Development in Mexico’, Critique of Anthropology, 23(3), pp. 305–336
Keywords: Mexico,remittances

Brunet-Jailly, Emmanuel (2011) 'Borders, Borderlands and Theory: An Introduction.' Geopolitics 16(1):1-6.
Keywords: borders,borderlands,theory

Campbell, H., Heyman, J. (2007) ‘Slantwise: Beyond Domination and Resistance on the Border’, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 36(1), pp. 3-30

Eder, K. (2006) 'Europe’s Borders, The Narrative Construction of the Boundaries of Europe', European Journal of Social Theory, 9(2), pp. 255–271
Keywords: Europe

Febvre, L. (1928), «Frontière : le mot et la notion», “Revue de Synthèse historique”, Paris, XLV, juin, pp. 31-44
Keywords: History,boundary,limit,Europe

Fischer, E. (1949) 'On Boundaries'. World Politics, 1(2):196-222

Ghosh, A. (2002) ‘the Global Reservation: Notes toward an Ethnography of International Peacekeeping’, in the Imam and the Indian, New Delhi: Ravi Dayal
Keywords: Ethnography,Peacekeeping

Gomez-Pena, G. (1996) The New World Border. San Francisco: City Lights

Hassner, R., & Wittenberg, J. (2009). Barriers to entry: Who builds fortified boundaries and are they likely to work? Annual meeting. Toronto: American Political Science Association.

Johnson, C., Jones R., Paasi, A., Amoore, L., Mountz, A., Salter, M., Rumford, C. (2011) Rethinking "the border“ in border studies. Political Geography 30, 61-69.

Lattimore, O. (1962), “Studies in frontier history : collected papers, 1928-1958”, La Haye, Mouton et Co, Paris, 367 p.
Keywords: Asia,boundaries

Lugo, A. (1997) "Reflections on Border Theory, Culture, and the Nation", in Border theory: the limits of cultural politics, Scott Michaelsen and David E. Johnson, editors, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press

Martinez, O. (1978) Border Boom Town: Ciudad Juarez Since 1848, Austin: University of Texas Press
Keywords: Boom town,Asymmetrical,Mexico,Juarez

Michaelsen, S. and Johnson, D. E. (1997) ‘Border Secrets: An Introduction’, in Border theory: the limits of cultural politics, Scott Michaelsen and David E. Johnson, editors, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press
Keywords: Introduction

Momoh, C.S. (1989) “A Critique of Borderland Theories”, in A.I. Asiwaju and P.O. Adeniyi, eds. Borderlands in Africa. Lagos UP

Newman, D. (2006) ‘The lines that continue to separate us: borders in our `borderless' world’. Progress in Human Geography, 30; pp. 143-161

Newman, D. (2006) ‘Borders and Bordering: Towards an Interdisciplinary Dialogue’, European Journal of Social Theory, 9(2), pp. 171 - 186.

Newman, D. (2003) ‘On Borders and Power: A Theoretical Framework’, Journal of Borderlands Studies, 18(1), 13-25
Keywords: Power

Paasi, Anssi (1996) 'Territories, Boundaries and Consciousness. The Changing Geographies of the Finnish-Russian border.' Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.
Keywords: territory,theory,borders,borderlands,Finland,Russia

Popescu, Gabriel (2012) 'Bordering and Ordering the 21st Century. Understanding Borders.' Plymouth: Rowman and Littlefield.
Keywords: borders,borderlands,theory

Rosas, G. (2006) ‘The Thickening Borderlands: Diffused Exceptionality and ‘Immigrant Social Struggles during the ‘War on Terror’, Cultural Dynamics, 18(3), pp. 335-349
Keywords: Immigration,war on terror

Sahlins, P. (1989), “Boundaries - The making of France and Spain in the Pyrenees”, Berkeley, University of California Press, XXI-351 p.
Keywords: Cerdaña,France,Spain

Sahlins, P. (1988), «The Nation in the Village: State-Building and Communal Struggles in the Catalan Borderland during the Eighteenth and Nineteeths Centuries», "The Journal of Modern History", vol. 60, n° 2, june, pp. 234-263 Download
Keywords: Cerdaña,France,Spain

Scott, B. (2009) ‘Of Territorial Borders and Test Cricket: Exploring the Boundaries of the Postcolonial State,’ The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 44(1), pp. 23-34
Keywords: Cricket,Postcolonial

Scott, J. (2009) The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press
Keywords: Southeast Asia,Stateless

Simmons, B.A. (2005) ‘Rules over Real Estate: Trade, Territorial Conflict, and International Borders as Institution’, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 49(6), pp.823-848
Keywords: Conflict,Real estate,trade

Strassaldo, R. (1989) “Border Studies: The State of the Art in Europe” in A.I. Asiwaju and P.O. Adeniyi, eds. Borderlands in Africa. Lagos UP
Keywords: Europe

Vukov, T. (2003) ‘Imagining communities through immigration policies, governmental regulation, media spectacles and the affective politics of national borders’, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 6(3); 335-353
Keywords: Immigration,media

Walters, W. (2006) ‘Border/Control’, European Journal of Social Theory, 9(2), pp.187-203

Wilson, T.M and Donnan, H. eds., Blackwell Companion to Border Studies, Oxford: Blackwell, In Press

Yuval-Davis, N., Stoetzler, M. (2002) 'Imagined Boundaries and Borders: A Gendered Gaze', European Journal of Women's Studies, 9(3), pp. 329-344
Keywords: Gender

Borderlands in Arts and Literature

Borderlands in Arts and Literature

Chilson, P. "Romancing the Archivist: Convincing a skeptic that I wasn't a spy." www.TheSmartSet.com." Drexel University. Philadelphia, PA, USA. August 22, 2008 Download
Keywords: Chilson,archivist,Mali,thesmartset,border,Senegal

Chilson, P. "The Border: In Africa, lines are often blurry." www.TheSmartSet.com. Drexel University. Philadelphia, PA, USA. November 30, 2007 Download
Keywords: Chilson,border,Zegoua,Mali,Cote d'Ivoire,thesmartset