MEPF Book Talk: Ruling the Savage Periphery

Frontier Governance and the Making of the Modern State

Benjamin Hopkins and Dina Khoury join the Middle East Policy Forum to discuss a book about the “failed states” along the periphery of today’s international system. The book explores frontier governmentality, a distinctive kind of administrative rule that denies responsibility for border dwellers while keeping them close enough to work, buy goods, and justify national-security agendas.