Boundaries, Territory and Postmodernity

Boundaries, Territory and Postmodernity

by David Newman
     
 

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Contributions to this collection seek to determine the extent to which states and boundaries have, in fact, disappeared, or are simply changing their functions as we move from an era of fixed territories into a post-Westphalian territorial system. A group of international political geographers and political scientists examine the changing nature of the state,

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Contributions to this collection seek to determine the extent to which states and boundaries have, in fact, disappeared, or are simply changing their functions as we move from an era of fixed territories into a post-Westphalian territorial system. A group of international political geographers and political scientists examine the changing nature of the state, pointing to significant changes on the one hand, but equally noting the continued importance of territory and boundaries in determining the political ordering of the post-modern world.

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Within geopolitics, a discipline enjoying a renaissance, ten academics from eight countries expound upon the fluid role of the state in a world simultaneously impacted by globalization and the resurgence of national and ethnic identities. They assess boundaries as social processes; new territorial dimensions (e.g. a treaty of silicon?); and move beyond borders to regional identity (in the Middle East), and pseudo-states (such as the Trans-Dniester Moldovan Republic) as harbingers of a new geopolitics. Contains abstracts of studies first appearing in a special issue of <-->formerly <-->(3/1, Summer 1998; Cass, ISSN 1465-0045). Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781135263416
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Series:
Routledge Studies in Geopolitics
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
216
File size:
5 MB

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