Borders and Border Politics in a Globalizing World

Borders and Border Politics in a Globalizing World

by David E. Lorey
     
 

ISBN-10: 084205104X

ISBN-13: 9780842051040

Pub. Date: 10/08/2004

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Borders represent an intriguing paradox as globalization continues to leap barriers at a vigorous pace, merging economies and cultures through world trade, economic integration, the mass media, the Internet, and increasingly mobile populations. At the same time, the political boundaries separating peoples remain pervasive and problematic. Borders and Border

Overview

Borders represent an intriguing paradox as globalization continues to leap barriers at a vigorous pace, merging economies and cultures through world trade, economic integration, the mass media, the Internet, and increasingly mobile populations. At the same time, the political boundaries separating peoples remain pervasive and problematic. Borders and Border Politics in a Globalizing World offers a carefully selected group of readings to enhance student understanding of the complexities of border regions. The reader brings together key writings on the histories of borders, their social development, their politics, and the daily life that characterizes them. The authors place their analyses of these issues in an international context, stressing how borders influence, and how they are influenced by, global processes. The selections provide a window on our current understanding of human interactions at and along national and interethnic boundaries, interactions that will characterize borders and border politics for decades to come. Drawing on a worldwide set of case studies, this text divides border issues into seven thematic categories: borders as barriers; borders, migrants, and refugees; borders and partitioned groups; borders, perceptions and culture; borders and the environment; borders, goods, and services; and maritime and space borders. An excellent text for courses on boundaries, ethnicity, and international relations, this collection of cutting-edge information and analysis on borders and border politics in the context of ongoing globalization will shed light both upon international and subnational boundaries and upon the unfolding processes of globalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780842051040
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/08/2004
Series:
World Beat Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Borders as Barriers Chapter 2 Hadrian's Wall Chapter 3 The Great Wall of China Chapter 4 The Berlin Wall Part 5 Borders, Migrants, and Refugees Chapter 6 Sahuayo, Mexico, and Its U.S. Colonies Chapter 7 Migration from Lesotho, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe to South Africa Part 8 Borders and Partitioned Groups Chapter 9 West African Boundary Making Chapter 10 The Jívaro People between Peru and Ecuador Chapter 11 Boundaries as Social Practice and Discourse: The Finnish-Russian Border Part 12 Borders, Perceptions, and Culture Chapter 13 The Attitudes of Youth toward the Other Side: The Finnish-Swedish and Finnish-Russian Borders Chapter 14 Meaning and Significance of the Canadian-American Border Chapter 15 Northern Ireland Chapter 16 The Fault Line between Israelis and Palestinians Part 17 Borders and the Environment Chapter 18 Environment, Development, and Security in Border Regions: Perspectives from Europe and North America Chapter 19 Disaster on the Danube Chapter 20 Border Regions and Transborder Conservation in Central America Part 21 Borders, Goods, and Services Chapter 22 The U.S.-Mexican Border as Locator of Innovation and Vice Chapter 23 Cross-Border Shopping: Canada and the United States Part 24 Maritime and Space Borders Chapter 25 Maritime Agreements and Oil Exploration in the Gulf of Thailand Chapter 26 New Borders: The Sea and Outer Space

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