By Sandro Mezzadra

Far from making a without borderlines global, modern globalization has generated a proliferation of borders. In Border as Method, Sandro Mezzadra and Brett Neilson chart this proliferation, investigating its implications for migratory activities, capitalist alterations, and political lifestyles. They discover the atmospheric violence that surrounds borderlands and border struggles throughout a number of geographical scales, illustrating their theoretical arguments with illuminating case stories drawn from Europe, Asia, the Pacific, the Americas, and in different places. Mezzadra and Neilson procedure the border not just as a examine item but in addition as an epistemic framework. Their use of the border as process allows new views at the obstacle and adjustments of the countryside, in addition to robust reassessments of political suggestions corresponding to citizenship and sovereignty.

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Nixon soon looked far forward, some 300 miles to Baghdad and the magic that city suggested—and to the military renown its capture might provide. The actions of his force began as a cavalier performance in the tradition of colonial romance. As the AngloIndian force moved quickly up the waterways, the Turks fell back in chaotic retreat. The field commander, Major General Charles Townsend, raced after them on the deck of one of his two steamers with a handful of men (actually 100 men and another officer).

With ease in August, and another joint force moved against the Cameroons, but with more difficulty so that victory was delayed until January 1, 1916. A South African army, requested by the British to engage the enemy, invaded German Southwest Africa, which surrendered on July 9, 1915. More compli- 22 EMPIRESATWAR cated and drawn-out was the action taken against German East Africa. " The lack of military progress, however, brought the home government to request reinforcements through the reassignment of the South African troops, now victorious in the southwest.

The overall objective was, as described later by E M P I R E S AT WAR 33 the government of India, a "Monroe Doctrine,"34 in which nominally independent states would be under British suzerainty. However, the British knew the French were determined to maintain their imagined prestige in the region by the simple effort of ensuring their presence there. What would finally emerge as the Sykes-Picot agreement, later to be denounced as the most blatant wartime example of imperialistic conquer-anddivide, began somewhat obliquely in the direction of the Dardanelles.

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