Henk van Houtum: Selected Publications


(with X. Ferrer-Gallardo) ‘Europe has no endpoint.Period’, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 104(2): 243–49.

‘The freedom to cross’, World Policy Journal, XXX(1): 3–8.


‘Remapping Borders’, in H. Donnan and T. Wilson (eds) A Companion to Border Studies, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

(with R. Gielis) ‘Sloterdijk in the house! Dwelling in the borderscape of Germany and the Netherlands’, Geopolitics, 17(4): 797–817.


(with F. Boedeltje) ‘Questioning the EU’s Neighbourhood Geo-Politics: Introduction to a Special Section’, Geopolitics, 16(1): 121–29.

(with F. Boedeltje) ‘Brussels is speaking: The adverse speech geopolitics of the European Union towards its neighbours’, Geopolitics, 16(1): 130–45.


(with E.M. Sent) ‘The future of the Euro: heads or tails?’, Aelementair, 9(3): 9–11.

‘Human blacklisting: the global apartheid of the EU’s external border regime’, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 28(6): 957–76.

‘Waiting before the Law: Kafka on the Border’, Social and Legal Studies, 19(3): 285–97.

(with H. Ernste and A. Zoomers) ‘Transworld: debating the place and borders of places in the age of transnationalism’, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 100(5): 567–77.


(with J.W. Scott) ‘Reflections on EU territoriality and the “bordering” of Europe’, Political Geography, 28(5): 271–73.

(with Noel Parker, Nick Vaughan-Williams et al.) ‘Lines in the Sand? Towards an Agenda for Critical Border Studies’, Geopolitics, 14(3): 582–7.

‘You-cracy, The power of people in places’, Journal of Power, 2(2): 322–26.

(with F. Boedeltje) ‘Europe’s shame: Death at the borders of the EU’, Antipode, 41(2): 226–30.


(with F. Boedeltje) ‘The abduction of Europe: A plea for less Unionism and more Europe’, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 99(3): 361–65.


(with B. Spierings) ‘Brave New world of the Post-Society: The mass-production of the individual consumer and the emergence of template cities’, European Planning Studies, 16(7): 899–909.


(with F. Boedeltje and O.T. Kramsch) ‘“The shadows of no man’s land”. Crossing the border in the divided capital of Nicosia, Cyprus’, Geographica Helvetica, 62(1): 16–21.

(with F. Boedeltje and O.T. Kramsch) ‘The Fallacious Imperial Geopolitics of EU Enlargement: The Case of Cyprus’, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 98(1): 130–35.

(with R. Pijpers) ‘The European Union as a Gated Community: The Two-faced Border and Immigration Regime of the EU’, Antipode, 39(2): 291–309.


(with R. Gielis) ‘Elastic migration: the case of Dutch short-distance transmigrants to the borderlands of Belgium and Germany’, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 97(2): 191–8.


‘The geopolitics of borders and boundaries’, Geopolitics, 10: 672–9.

(with J. Uitermark, and U. Rossi) ‘Reinventing multiculturalism. Urban citizenship and the negotiation of ethnic diversity in Amsterdam’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 29(3): 622–40.

(with R. Pijpers) ‘Towards a Gated Community’, Eurozine. Online. Available at: http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2005-01-12-houtumpijpers-en.html


(with B. van der Velde) ‘The power of cross-border labour market immobility’, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 95(1): 100–7.

(with M. van der Velde) ‘The threshold of indifference: Rethinking immobility in explaining cross-border labour mobility’, Review of Regional Research, 24(1): 39–49.


(with M. van der Velde) ‘Communicating Borders’, Journal of Borderlands Studies, 18(1): 1–12.

(with E. Berg) ‘Prologue: A border is not a border. Writing and reading borders in space’, in E. Berg and H. van Houtum (eds) Routing Borders between territories, discourses and Practices, Aldershot: Ashgate.

‘The influence of the border on border region development’, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 94(5): 616–8.


‘Borders of comfort: Spatial Economic Bordering Processes in the European Union’, in J. Anderson, L. O’Dowd and T. Wilson (eds) New Borders for a Changing Europe: Cross-border co-operation and Governance, London: Frank Cass.

(with J. Singh) ‘Post-Colonial Nature Conservation in Southern Africa: Same Emperors, New Clothes?’, GeoJournal, 58: 253–63.

(with Frank van Dam) ‘Topophilia or Topoporno? Patriotic Place Attachment in International Football Derbies’, HAGAR, International Social Science Review, 3(2): 231–48.

(with A. Strüver) ‘Where is the border?’, The Journal of Creative Geography, 4(1): 20–3.

(with S. Dormans, and A. Lagendijk) ‘The Contested Rooting of an Entrepreneurial City: The Case of Tilburg’, BBSR Information zur Raumentwicklung, Heft 4/5: 251–3.

(with A. Strüver) ‘Borders, strangers, bridges and doors’, Space and Polity, 6(2): 141–6.

(with T. van Naerssen) ‘Bordering, ordering and othering’, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 93(2): 125–36.

‘Borders of comfort; Spatial economic bordering processes in and by the European Union’, Regional and Federal Studies, 12(4): 37–58.


(with H. Ernste) ‘Reimagining spaces of (in)difference, Contextualising and reflecting on the intertwining of cities across borders’, GeoJournal, 54: 101–5.


(with M. van der Velde) ‘The vessel and its crew, passengers and destinations’, Journal of Borderlands Studies, 16(2): vi-vii.

(with A. Lagendijk) ‘Contextualising regional identity and imagination in the construction of new policy configurations for polycentric urban regions, the cases of the Ruhr area and the Basque Country’, Urban Studies, 38(4): 743–64.


‘An overview of European geographical research on borders and border regions’, Journal of Borderlands Studies, XV(1): 57–83.


‘Internationalisation and Mental borders’, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 90(3): 329–35.

‘Borders, Border regions, and Interaction’, WeltTrends, Zeitschrift für internationale Politik und vergleichende Studien, 22: 215–6.


(with M. Donkers, F. Boekema et al.) ‘Ondernemen over de Grens’, Tijdschrift voor Economie en Management, XLI(4): 535–60.