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Borderlands under Stress : International Boundary Studies Series - Martin Pratt

Borderlands under Stress

International Boundary Studies Series

By: Martin Pratt (Editor), Janet A. Brown (Editor)

Hardcover Published: July 2000
ISBN: 9789041197900
Number Of Pages: 480

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As international political and economic relations have become increasingly complex, so have the pressures on international boundaries and the borderlands which surround them. Although there are still many examples of 'traditional' boundary problems associated with disputes between states concerning control over territory and maritime space, the papers in this volume demonstrate the vulnerability of borderlands to other forces, most notably illegal immigration and cross-border crime. This book aims to investigate the causes and implications of borderland stress.The first section of the book explores changing concepts of sovereignty and their impact on the meaning and functions of international boundaries. The contributions in the second and third sections offer a combination of regional appraisals and individual case studies highlighting the range of problems affecting borderlands around the world, together with an assessment of some of the initiatives launched in response to those problems. While many of the conclusions drawn are rather sobering, it is clear that in some parts of the world new and imaginative approaches to territorial organisation and management are helping to create safer, more dynamic and more prosperous borderlands.The papers in this volume represent the proceedings of the fifth international conference of the International Boundaries Research Unit, held at the University of Durham on 15-17 July 1998.

List of Contributors
The Evolving Meaning and Function of International Boundaries
Borderlands Under Stress: Some Global Perspectivesp. 1
Boundaries, Territory and Postmodernity: Towards Shared or Separate Spaces?p. 17
Is the Notion of Territorial Sovereignty Obsolete?p. 35
The End of the Nation-State? Borders in the Age of Globalisationp. 49
Corporate Nations: A New Sovereignty Emergesp. 69
Territorial Disputes and International Conflict: Empirical Findings and Theoretical Explanationsp. 97
Crossing Borders: Immigration, Citizenship and the Challenge to Nationalityp. 141
International Boundaries in the Twenty-First Century: Changing Roles and Depictionp. 163
International Boundary Classification: A Simplified Cartographic Approachp. 191
Borderlands Under Stress: Regional Perspectives
Fragmentation or Integration: What Future for African Boundaries?p. 199
African Boundaries: New Order, Historic Tensionsp. 211
Designing Boundaries for a Continent: The Geopolitics of an African Renaissancep. 227
Frontiers, Identity and Security in Europe: An Agenda for Researchp. 251
Boundaries to Communication: Borders in the Baltic Sea Regionp. 275
Territorial Claims in the North Caucasusp. 297
In Search of 'Normal Conditions': Reassessing the Functions of UNFICYP's Buffer Zone in Cyprusp. 323
The Israeli-Jordanian Peace Boundaryp. 345
The Eastern Hills of India: An Emerging Frontierp. 365
After Amado Carrillo Fuentes: New Trends in the Drug War on the US Mexico Borderp. 373
Islands, Sovereignty and Maritime Jurisdiction
Is it Either Necessary or Possible to Clarify the Provision on Rocks in Article 121(3) of the Law of the Sea Convention?p. 389
Effect of the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute on Maritime Delimitationp. 409
The Spratly Dispute and Southeast Asian Security: Towards a Pluralist Regional Order?p. 421
Indexp. 437
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ISBN: 9789041197900
ISBN-10: 9041197907
Series: International Boundary Studies Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: July 2000
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.83

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