Borders and Law in the 21st Century

Code: ASHI806
Apply this course towards: Modern Border Management: (Im)migration and Mobility

Course description

In this course you will learn about the complex object of the border through the prism of law. Through an examination of the legal phenomenon of the border you will be introduced to key and innovative aspects of border law. Practical exercises in each session will support and enhance your learning. Topics covered will include:

  • An introduction to Border Studies and to the study of the border in law
  • The law of territorial delimitations (terrestrial, maritime, air)
  • The legal regime of border controls
  • The juridical regime of border disputes
  • The law of international neighborhood cooperation, cross-border cooperation and transboundary governance
  • The effects of the European Union and Globalization on borders


Learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Situate the boundary object in history and through the discipline of law
  • Assess the ways in which borders are used in legal and political spaces
  • Evaluate border-related policy recommendations
  • Describe and evaluate border obstacles and juridical bordering processes
  • Build datasets on borders for policy and scientific work
  • Apply theoretical and juridical approaches to contemporary border issues

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Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology

This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).