Violence on the Margins

States, Conflict, and Borderlands

  • Editors
  • Benedikt Korf
  • Timothy Raeymaekers

Part of the Palgrave Series in African Borderlands Studies book series (PSABS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introducing a Borderland Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Benedikt Korf, Tobias Hagmann, Martin Doevenspeck
      Pages 29-54
    3. Markus Virgil Hoehne, Dereje Feyissa
      Pages 55-84
  3. The Border’s Rough Terrain: Violence, Security and the Border

  4. The Border as Frontier: States, Sovereignty and Identity

  5. “Bringing the State Back In”: Borders, War Economies and Peace Economies

  6. Epilogue: The View from the Border

    1. Jonathan Goodhand
      Pages 247-264
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 265-289

About this book


This survey of various African and Asian conflicts examines people's experiences on territorial borders and the ways they affect political configurations. By focusing on individuals' routines and daily life, these contributions treat borderland dynamics as actual political units with their own actions and outcomes.


Civil War conflict conflicts Figuration identity Peace Peace Building sovereignty violence

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