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Border(ing)s in Times of COVID-19
Wille, Christian
2020In Borders in Perspective, 4, p. 11-15
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Bordering in Pandemic Times. Insights into the COVID-19 Lockdown

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Keywords :
COVID-19; Pandemic; Borders; bordering; Greater Region; Lockdown; Pandemie; Grenzen; Großregion; pandémie; frontières; frontiérisation; Grande Région; confinement
Abstract :
[en] Territorial borders and social demarcation processes are becoming dramatically more important during the coronavirus pandemic. A concise example is the 25th anniversary of the Schengen Agreement that coincides with border control tightening and the closure of internal EU borders. At the same time, there is a certain degree of solidarity between the EU countries, which, at the end of March, slowly seems to be picking up speed. This includes not only the increasingly articulated concern to act in a coordinated manner both with the containment matters and the exit strategy. It is also shown in the increasing admission of critically ill patients from neighboring countries and the dispatch of medical supplies to particularly affected areas in other countries.
Research center :
UniGR-Center for Border Studies
Disciplines :
Arts & humanities: Multidisciplinary, general & others
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology: Multidisciplinary, general & others
Regional & inter-regional studies
Sociology & social sciences
Human geography & demography
Author, co-author :
Wille, Christian  ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE)
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Title :
Border(ing)s in Times of COVID-19
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Journal title :
Borders in Perspective
Publisher :
UniGR-Center for Border Studies
Special issue title :
Bordering in Pandemic Times. Insights into the COVID-19 Lockdown. Borders in Perspective
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Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
Name of the research project :
UniGR-Center for Border Studies
Funders :
EFRE Interreg VA Greater Region
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