JUSSI LAINE

Associate Professor

Title of Docent (Human Geography, esp. Border Studies)

Dr Jussi P. Laine is an associate professor of multidisciplinary border studies at the Karelian Institute of the University of Eastern Finland, holding the title of Docent of Human Geography at the University of Oulu, Finland. He is the President of the Association for Borderlands Studies and currently serves on the Steering Committee of the International Geographical Union’s Commission on Political Geography. By background Dr Laine is a human geographer, yet in his approach to borders he combines influences from international relations and geopolitics, political sociology, history, anthropology, and psychology. Within border studies he seeks to explore the multiscalar production of borders and bring a critical perspective to bear on the relationship between state, territory, citizenship, and identity construction. Most recently, Dr Laine has published works on border mobility, migration, the ethics of borders and ontological (in)security.

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Organization

Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Karelian Institute

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Publications

Teaching Activities

Borders and the European Union (UEF, 5114118)

Research groups and research projects

EUBORDERSCAPES - Bordering, Political Landscapes and Social Arenas: Potentials and Challenges of Evolving Border Concepts in a post-Cold War World
AEMDI- Africa-EU relations, migration, development and integration
GLASE - Multilayered Borders of Global Security
MATILDE - Migration Impact Assessment to Enhance Integration and Local Development in European Rural and Mountain Areas

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