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Harsha Walia disrupts easy explanations for the migrant and refugee crises, instead showing them to be the inevitable outcomes of the conquest, capitalist globalization, and climate change that are generating mass dispossession worldwide. Border and Rule explores a number of seemingly disparate global geographies with shared logics of border rule that displace, immobilize, criminalize, exploit, and expel migrants and refugees. With her keen ability to connect the dots, Walia demonstrates how borders divide the international working class and consolidate imperial, capitalist, and racist nationalist rule.

Illuminating the brutal mechanics of state formation, Walia exposes US border policy as a product of violent territorial expansion, settler-colonialism, enslavement, and gendered racial ideology. Further, she compellingly details how "Fortress Europe" and "White Australia" are using immigration diplomacy and externalized borders to maintain a colonial present, how temporary labor migration in the Arab Gulf states and Canada is central to citizenship regulation and labor control, and how racial violence is escalating deadly nationalism in the US, Israel, India, the Philippines, Brazil, and across Europe, while producing a disaster of statelessness for millions elsewhere.

©2021 Harsha Walia (P)2021 Tantor

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What is this?

This author seems to just be summarizing other popular books I've already read. There appears to be no original research done for this. this feels like a term paper that someone tried to write the weekend before it was due. I already got the detailed accounts from the original authors, so have no use for her summaries. Instead of this author, read Greg Grandin, David Harvey, Michelle Alexander, Naomi Klein, etc. who she is summarizing.

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absolute must-read

one of the most in-depth books on the world as it is today and how it got here

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Excellent, challenging, timely yet timeless.

Brilliant book that was surprisingly manageable conceptually, given the density of the topics explored. Narrator has several curious mispronunciations that suggest a less than full familiarity with the subject matter, but while noticeable, this wasn’t distracting.

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Amazing

READ THIS. Most important book about immigration I’ve ever read. Highly recommend checking this out.

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Interesting ideas

It is a very interesting critique and rethink oh the current world system especially neoliberalism.

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