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The Dynamics of Interstate Boundaries
     

The Dynamics of Interstate Boundaries

by George Gavrilis
 

ISBN-10: 0521898994

ISBN-13: 9780521898997

Pub. Date: 09/22/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Dynamics of Interstate Boundaries explains why some borders deter insurgents, smugglers, bandits, and militants while most suffer from infiltration and crisis. Grappling with an issue at the core of the modern state and international security, George Gavrilis explores border control from the 19th century Ottoman Empire to 21st century Central Asia, China, and

Overview

The Dynamics of Interstate Boundaries explains why some borders deter insurgents, smugglers, bandits, and militants while most suffer from infiltration and crisis. Grappling with an issue at the core of the modern state and international security, George Gavrilis explores border control from the 19th century Ottoman Empire to 21st century Central Asia, China, and Afghanistan. Border control strategies emanate from core policies of state formation and the local design of border guard institutions. Secure and open borders depend on institutional design, not on military power.Based on research in numerous border regions, this book advances the study of the state, local security institutions, and conflict and cooperation over border control. It holds critical lessons for policymakers and international organizations working to enhance border security in dangerous regions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521898997
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/22/2008
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

1. The trouble with borders; 2. Four claims about interstate boundaries; 3. Border guards, bandits, and the Ottoman-Greek boundary regime in the nineteenth century; 4. The view from above; 5. State formation and Central Asian peripheries in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; 6. The view from below; 7. Implications and interventions.

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