Border Crossing Observatory

Border Crossing Observatory

The Border Crossing Observatory (BOb) produces high quality, innovative academic research to transform understandings of irregular migration and border control.

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Could a pandemic kickstart the re-bordering of the world?

By BOb Director, Associate Professor Leanne Weber

The COVID-19 pandemic has elicited soul-searching on a global scale, about whether rapid changes in how we communicate and interact, the expectations we place on government to promote our welfare, and how we care for the environment, might transform the way we live beyond the crisis. In this speculative blog piece, I re-visit the terrain covered in a previous project aimed at imagining a possible future of transformed borders, and consider whether the pandemic might bring into view the changing social, economic and political conditions that could support a relaxation of national borders

Latest report into welfare quarantining

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Latest report by BOb's Dr Sara Maher into welfare quarantining as part of Associate Professor Leanne Weber's Future Fellowship research on the policing of internal borders.

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