Journal of Borderlands Studies is the primary publication of the Association for Borderlands Studies, which has distinguished itself as a leading forum for borderlands research. Widely consulted by educators, practitioners and researchers, the journal encourages the submission of papers from all social science, humanities and business disciplines focusing on borderlands issues. The journal publishes work from any discipline that illuminates border problems, characteristics, issues and realities in any part of the world; the border emphasis is global. Papers should deal in a substantive way with the border-related aspects of a topic. Submissions should not just be the results of a study in a region near a border without significant consideration of border or transborder influences and characteristics.