Law, Boundaries and the Production of Space

  title={Law, Boundaries and the Production of Space},
  author={Sarah Blandy and David Sibley},
  journal={Social \& Legal Studies},
  pages={275 - 284}
This special issue addresses the problematic nature of space, whether psychic, symbolic or material, from an inter-disciplinary standpoint. The diverse articles are concerned with legal, psychical, cultural, social and political boundaries. Spaces with legal meanings are the product of such boundaries, and the relation of law and space as explored by the legal geography literature underpins this collection, which investigates these issues at a range of spatial scales, from the scale of the self… 

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