Win a copy of the book "Sortiermaschinen" (in German language) - signed by the author and former Mercator Senior Fellow Steffen Mau! How? Take part in the raffle and get a first impression of our new book series "Edition Mercator", in which experts address current social issues.

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With the new Edition Mercator series, Stiftung Mercator aims to provide competent information on the major challenges of our time and to stimulate public debate. The authors of the series are renowned experts who also stand up for their positions outside the academic sphere. The first two volumes of the new series were published in August 2021. All volumes will soon be available in well-stocked bookstores and online! Please note that all editions as of now are only available in German language. Learn more about Edition Mercator here.

Steffen Mau: "Sortiermaschinen – Die Neuerfindung der Grenze im 21. Jahrhundert"

In his sociologist and Leibniz Prize winner Steffen Mau looks at the impact of globalization on borders. According to a common narrative, nation-state borders are becoming increasingly porous in globalization. Cross-border mobility thus becomes a universal experience - at best temporarily interrupted by the return of nationalist politics. Mau shows that this view is deceptive: borders have not been made more open in globalization from the very beginning, but have been transformed into powerful sorting machines. Today, they fulfill their separation function better and more effectively than ever. While a small circle of privileged people is allowed to travel almost everywhere today, the vast majority of the world's population continues to be systematically excluded. Nowhere is the Janus face of globalization more apparent than at the borders of the 21st century.


We are giving away four copies of "Sortiermaschinen" from Edition Mercator, signed by our alumnus Steffen Mau!
To participate in the raffle, send us an e-mail until November 14, 2021 with the subject "Sortiermaschinen"and the indication of your name, address and email address. By sending us your e-mail, you agree to the conditions of participation (see documents).
We will then draw the four winners of a copy of the book from all participants. The winners will be notified by e-mail.

Good luck!