Bordering the “other”: the case of the Finnish-Russian border

  • Olga Hannonen Univerity of Eastern Finland


This short reflection on the keynote speech given by Henk van Houtum at the Annual Meeting of Finnish Geographers enhances discussion on bordering and border construction, both within the European Union (EU) and via the external border of the EU in the northeast, specifically the Finnish-Russian border. And it focuses attention upon the problem of Eurocentric geographies, and a dominant Western perspective of the rest of the world.

Jun 20, 2017
How to Cite
Hannonen, O. (2017). Bordering the “other”: the case of the Finnish-Russian border. Fennia - International Journal of Geography, 195(1), 113-117.