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Nomad-State Relationships in International Relations

Before and After Borders

  • Jamie Levin

Benefits

  • Present nomads a distinct topic to study among non-state actors

  • Explores nomadism from a distinctly political, IR perspective

  • Examines the challenges nomads pose to states

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Thomas Barfield
    Pages 19-43
  3. Jamie Levin, Gustavo de Carvalho, Kristin Cavoukian, Ross Cuthbert
    Pages 63-76
  4. Kathleen A. Galvin, Danielle Backman, Matthew W. Luizza, Tyler A. Beeton
    Pages 147-172
  5. Cynthia Chou
    Pages 217-237

About this book

Introduction

This book explores non-state actors that are or have been migratory, crossing borders as a matter of practice and identity. Where non-state actors have received considerable attention amongst political scientists in recent years, those that predate the state—nomads—have not. States, however, tend to take nomads quite seriously both as a material and ideational threat. Through this volume, the authors rectify this by introducing nomads as a distinct topic of study. It examines why states treat nomads as a threat and it looks particularly at how nomads push back against state intrusions. Ultimately, this exciting volume introduces a new topic of study to IR theory and politics, presenting a detailed study of nomads as non-state actors.
Jamie Levin is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Keywords

non-state actors nomads migratory groups borders nomadic groups border security security studies state threats nationalism anti-nomadic bias nomadism in 19th century Nomadic resistance to states Nomadism history Migration border security IR theory political science ethnic studies anthropology and IR nomads as non-state actors

Editors and affiliations

  • Jamie Levin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceSt. Francis Xavier UniversityAntigonishCanada

About the editors

Jamie Levin is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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