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Editorial – border crossings: global dynamics of social policies and problems*

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 May 2014

Julia Moses
Department of History, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S3 7RA, UK E-mail:
Martin J. Daunton
Trinity Hall, Cambridge CB2 1RL, UK E-mail:


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The editors wish to thank the British Academy, the Royal Historical Society, the Ellen McArthur and Trevelyan Funds at Cambridge, and Cambridge's Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for their generous support for the conference from which this collection derives. They are also grateful to Christopher M. Clark, Susan Pedersen, Paul-André Rosental, Daniel Rodgers, Pierre-Yves Saunier, and Frank Trentmann for their perceptive comments.


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