Well, sort of.
In a paper with Christophe Sohn and Johan Koskinen we look at cross-border policy networks. We are interested on how geography affects such interactions and particularly how distance and proximity to a border hinder or enhance policy interactions.
Our “findings suggest that borders are not necessarily a barrier to interaction and that peripheral actors located in border regions may bridge distance in order to access strategic information they do not have access to within their territorial jurisdiction”.
In other words, borders distort space, but not linearly.