international borders

Border Presence along international crossings

Studies of various transnational phenomena have burgeoned over the past decades. Many studies portray states as highly permeable entities with degrading abilities to regulate activities that cross their borders. This is certainly the case with studies of transnational crime, e.g., cross-border trafficking in illicit goods, services and labor. And yet, we know very little about the geography of state authority and presence along international borders. This proposal is to create a database that systematically documents state presence along critical infrastructural routes connecting states.