Bridging Islands: The Impact of Fixed Links

Bridging Islands: The Impact of Fixed Links


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Bridging Islands: The Impact of Fixed Links by Jean Didier Hachi, Stephen Royle, Jean Didier Haché

What happens when bridges, causeways, tunnels -- fixed links -- irrevocably connect islands to mainlands? Are "islandhood" and island ways of life threatened? Or are they saved by their stronger integration with the world at large? Good questions for Confederation Bridge's 10th anniversary. Bridging Islands is a critical interdisciplinary scoreboard of the pros and cons of bridging islands to mainlands. Among the internationally recognized contributors are Jean Didier Haché, Rennes, France; Stephen Royle, Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland; and Philip W. Conkling, founder and director, Island Institute, Rockland, Maine. They review the sociocultural, economic, and political impacts of fixed links on small island communities, with essays on Prince Edward Island's Confederation Bridge, Cape Breton's Canso Causeway, and islands in Quebec and Newfoundland, the Florida Keys, Ireland, France, Scotland, Sweden, and Singapore.

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ISBN-13: 9781894838245
Publisher: Acorn Press, The
Publication date: 01/20/2007
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Godfrey Baldacchino is Canada Research Chair in Island Studies at the University of Prince Edward island and Executive Editor of Island Studies Journal. He has authored and edited some 20 books or monographs. Many of the more than 40 papers he has published in peer-reviewed journals explore issues specific to island communities.

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