The contribution spatial analysis should nowadays attempt to make to an understanding
of the effects of power on space is precisely located in incorporating
this understanding of the border. Without such a model, one will only
remain to speculate about the properties of the border. It will, in other words,
remain discourse only, rather then discursive production operating towards understanding.
It is therefore crucial that the workings of power, and its spatial
implementations and implications, are studied in precise detail. In this respect,
the objectives for the field of spatial analysis, as described by Foucault, have to
consider mechanisms of power in order to identify what is specific about them
at a given moment. Borders are moments of demarcation not only in order to
allow separation and differentiation. They also allow a space of encounter to
emerge as well.