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Dr. Norbert Cyrus: Conceptualising State Border as Institutional Arrangement – A Tentative Outline

VortagendeR Dr. Norbert Cyrus
Tagung Infrastrukturen und Arrangements der Grenze
Ort Frankfurt (Oder)
Jahr 2017


The study of borders is a highly fragmented and disparate area of research. For the purpose of this paper, the examination will focus exclusively on state border as reference subject and explore its status as institution assigned with functions with the conceptual lens of the institutional facts theory(Searle)in combination with a functional analysis approach(Merton). In a second step, the concept of arrangement (Schatzki) is introduced in order to consider its sensitizing potential for the factors influencing the particular shape, functional composition and performance of state border functions.

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