Borderology: Cross-disciplinary Insights from the Border Zone

Along the Green Belt

  • Jan Selmer Methi
  • Andrei Sergeev
  • Małgorzata Bieńkowska
  • Basia Nikiforova

Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Border Practices in the Green belt

  3. Challenges of Mental Borders: Challenge for Europe

  4. Knowledge on the Frontiers; Conceptualization of Practice (Activity)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Ove Jakobsen, Vivi M. L. Storsletten
      Pages 173-183
    3. Irina Gorina
      Pages 185-194
  5. Borders in Collision: Search of New Paradigms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Andrey Vinogradov
      Pages 207-214
  6. New Unity in Science and Humanities: Renewal of Ethics

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 247-248

About this book


This book provides a unique and multifaceted view on and understanding of borders and their manifestations: physical and mental, cultural and geographical, and as a question of life and death. It highlights the Green Belt along the Iron Curtain, which offered a haven for rare species for many decades and, after the Cold War, became a veritable treasure trove for a European network of researchers. 

A geographical border is something that can be seen, but other borders sometimes have to be crossed to be discovered. The border zone is an arena for development that is not found in any other places. This book focuses on borderology, which became the name of a cross-border study and research program that explores the border zone from multiple perspectives. 

This cross-disciplinary book will appeal to interested researchers and students from many fields, from philosophy and diplomacy to ecology and geography.


Borderology Man and Nature Border Zone Iron Curtain Diplomacy Cross-Border Dialogue European Green Belt Peace

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Selmer Methi
    • 1
  • Andrei Sergeev
    • 2
  • Małgorzata Bieńkowska
    • 3
  • Basia Nikiforova
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Education and ArtsNord UniversityBodøNorway
  2. 2.Murmansk Arctic State UniversityMurmanskRussia
  3. 3.University of BiałystokBiałystokPoland
  4. 4.Lithuanian Culture Research InstituteVilniusLithuania

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