Ebury Press has acquired “a thrilling exploration of the border conflicts of tomorrow", entitled Border Wars, by Klaus Dodds, professor of geopolitics at Royal Holloway.
“Border Wars takes the reader on an eye-opening tour of the world's best-known, most dangerous and most unexpected border conflicts from the Gaza Strip to the new space race,” an Ebury spokesperson said. “It explores just what borders truly mean in the modern world: how are they built, what they mean for citizens and governments and how they help understand our political past and our diplomatic future.”
Robyn Drury, commissioning editor at Ebury Press, acquired world rights directly from the author. Ebury Press will publish Border Wars in hardback and e-book in spring 2020.
She said: “We’re living in uncertain times, and that uncertainty isn’t just about fake news and world leaders – it’s part of the geography of our lives too, only intensifying as climate change and population growth continue. In this fantastic book, Professor Dodds introduces some of the key border conflicts that are going to be crucial in the years ahead. It’s an incredibly timely and engaging book and we’re delighted to be publishing it at Ebury.”
The author said: “Some might want to wish them away, some want to reinforce them - borders are here to stay and they will be doing more work in the future. Previously obscure and out of reach parts of the earth and beyond are going to feel the presence of borders, and back on earth there is little prospect of borders of disappearing. In a world which will reach 10 billion and beyond by the end of the present century, the border conflicts of tomorrow will involve the fate of the earth itself.”
Dodds is professor of geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He is one of the UK’s leading authorities on geopolitics and has written a number of books for a variety of popular and academic audiences and has been the recipient of the Philip Leverhulme Prize for his achievements in the fields of geopolitics and human geography. He was also recently was awarded a Major Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust.