Border Games: Policing the U.S.-Mexico Divide / Edition 2

Border Games: Policing the U.S.-Mexico Divide / Edition 2

by Peter Andreas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801475406

ISBN-13: 9780801475405

Pub. Date: 04/10/2009

Publisher: Cornell University Press

The U.S.-Mexico border is the busiest in the world, the longest and most dramatic meeting point of a rich and poor country, and the site of intense confrontation between law enforcement and law evasion. Border control has changed in recent years from a low-maintenance and politically marginal activity to an intensive campaign focusing on drugs and migrant labor.

Overview

The U.S.-Mexico border is the busiest in the world, the longest and most dramatic meeting point of a rich and poor country, and the site of intense confrontation between law enforcement and law evasion. Border control has changed in recent years from a low-maintenance and politically marginal activity to an intensive campaign focusing on drugs and migrant labor. Yet the unprecedented buildup of border policing has taken place in an era otherwise defined by the opening of the border, most notably through NAFTA. This contrast creates a borderless economy with a barricaded border.

In the updated and expanded second edition of his essential book on policing the U.S.-Mexico border, Peter Andreas places the continued sharp escalation of border policing in the context of a transformed post-September 11 security environment. As Andreas demonstrates, in some ways it is still the same old border game but more difficult to manage, with more players, played out on a bigger stage, and with higher stakes and collateral damage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801475405
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
04/10/2009
Series:
Cornell Studies in Political Economy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,222,570
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

PART I. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
1. The Escalation of Border Policing
2. The Political Economy of Global Smuggling

PART II. POLICING AND SMUGGLING ACROSS THEU.S.-MEXICO BORDER
3. Creating the Clandestine Side of the Border Economy
4. The Escalation of Drug Control
5. The Escalation of Immigration Control

PART III. EXTENSIONS AND CONCLUSIONS
6. Policing the External Borders of the New Europe
7. Borders Restated

Afterword: Border Games in a New Security Context

Index

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