The changing meanings of borders in times of rebordering
The case of the Öresund region
Christophe Sohn, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) gives a presentation, followed by a discussion with William Kutz and Q&A with all participants. The webinar is free of charge, but you have to register to receive the Zoom-link: www.cors.lu.se/en/form/changing-meanings-borders-times-rebordering
This presentation investigates the extent to which the reintroduction of temporary border controls between Sweden and Denmark since 2015 has changed the meaning cross-border cooperation stakeholders give to the national border crossing the Öresund region. In order to identify ideational shifts in the mindset of cross-border cooperation actors, the multiplicity of meanings concerning borders is captured according to a relational perspective using semantic network analysis. The comparative analysis of actors’ collective mental representations of the border in 2014 and 2021, collected via interviews, allows to show the impact of rebordering shocks.
This is the first seminar of the series Dwelling, elsewhere: Comparative-methodological perspectives on the spaces and cultures of inhabitation in borderlands, arranged by William Kutz and the Centre for Oresund Region Studies' Borderland Working Group. For more information about the Borderland Working Group or to join the mailing list, please write to William Kutz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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