Call for Articles
Modern Migration: Breaking Mental Borders
Submission deadline: 31.7.2017
The notion of national borders is commonly seen as geographical boundaries that protect culture, language, land rights, and the well-being of those who live within. However, according to a UN study, the number of people living outside their birth place borders is growing faster than the world’s population, with over 244 million people living abroad. As a result of globalisation, these numbers are expected to increase as a result of a growing need for many to find work, study, or flee from war-torn areas. It appears that national borders are more permeable today than ever. Will the concept of borders known in the past change as it adapts to this new trend? Perhaps in the digital age issues surrounding migration is a matter of mental borders needing to be examined. And, by attempting to break mental borders, can some measure of world peace be gained?