No Borders, No Nations: Making Greece in Macedonia

  title={No Borders, No Nations: Making Greece in Macedonia},
  author={John A. Agnew},
  journal={Annals of the Association of American Geographers},
  pages={398 - 422}
  • J. Agnew
  • Published 2007
  • Geography
  • Annals of the Association of American Geographers
Abstract Macedonia's centrality to the making of Greece over the past century provides the empirical grounding for an exploration of how cultural-symbolic borrowing rather than cross-border othering has been crucial for border making in Modern Greece and, by extension, everywhere in the world. There has been a recent revival in studies of borders between states and what they mean in relation to both the history of state formation and the effects of globalization on state power. Typically… Expand
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