English, Trade

MCRG Logistical Spaces (2)

Proponents of a ‘borderless world’, a phrase used by Kenichi Ohmae, often argue that strict borders, particularly in the context of South and Southeast Asia are natural barriers to the free flow of goods and persons. It is also generally believed that political decisions giving rise to artificial borders in the region could be turned into zones of economic cooperation in order to promote regional integration through trade and commerce. It is another point however that deconstruction of a border prerequisites the existence of one. The region mentioned above is almost bereft of a neatly etched
out border at places which further triggers relentless governance of the borders in order to ensure a restricted movement of the ‘illegal’.

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