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Borders and Border Politics in a Globalizing World : The World Beat Series - Paul Ganster

Borders and Border Politics in a Globalizing World

The World Beat Series

By: Paul Ganster (Editor), David E. Lorey (Editor)

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Published: 1st September 2004
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Borders represent an intriguing paradox as globalization continues to leap barriers at a vigorous pace, yet the political boundaries separating peoples remain pervasive and problematic. The first text to explore global borders, this reader brings together key essays on border societies, politics, and economies to explore this complex dynamic. With its careful selection of accessible essays, this text will allow professors in a variety of courses to easily globalize their classroom. The readings have been carefully selected to appeal to undergraduates, offering theoretical concepts for understanding the overarching context of globalization as well as focusing on the experiences of specific peoples and communities.

Edited by two distinguished scholars with first-hand knowledge of countless border regions around the planet, this text fills a classroom need in border studies. Well-chosen and interesting selections give readers sharp glimpses of borderlands across distant geographical spaces and from ancient times to the present. Obviously the editors took great care in assembling their material, highlighting timely subjects and issues, providing superb introductions to each article, and gracing the text with excellent, original photographs taken by Paul Ganster himself. -- Oscar J. Martinez, University of Arizona
International borders today are contested by forces for openness under globalization and domestic pressures that seek closure. In this context, this edited volume engages seven important issues facing contemporary border regions: borders as barriers; culture; migrants and refugees; partitioned groups; goods and services; the environment; and maritime space borders. Four attributes make this book notable. First, it is comprehensive, both in the composition of international scholars and the case studies they investigate. Second, it is multidisciplinary, combining perspectives from history, sociology, political science, environmental studies, and other fields. Third, it incorporates features such as a glossary, maps, and chapter introductions that will make it useful in classroom settings. Finally, the chapters are generally well done, written by some of the finest scholars in and outside what can be termed "border studies"; they include Anssi Paasi, Thomas Friedman, Michael Ignatieff, and Malcolm Anderson. This will be a useful compilation in the field. Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers. -- J.M. Ackleson, New Mexico State University * CHOICE *
In the introduction, the editors make clear that the volume is for both university students and the general public as a starting point for considering a variety of issues about borders. The work is well suited for this purpose.... Without exception, the essays are cogent and well - written. -- Barton Edgerton, London School of Economics and Political Science
Without exception the essays are cogent and well written. * Political Studies Review *
This volume engages seven important issues facing contemporary border regions: borders as barriers; culture; migrants and refugees; partitioned groups; goods and services; the environment; and maritime and space borders. Four attributes make this book notable. It is comprehensive... it is multidisciplinary... it incorporates features that will make it useful in classroom settings, [and] the chapters are written by some of the finest scholars in and outside of what can be termed "border studies." Recommended. * CHOICE *

Introductionp. xi
Glossaryp. xxiii
Borders as Barriers
Hadrian's Wallp. 1
The Great Wall of Chinap. 11
The Berlin Wallp. 21
Borders, Migrants, and Refugees
Sahuayo, Mexico, and Its U.S. Coloniesp. 51
Migration from Lesotho, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe to South Africap. 73
Borders and Partitioned Groups
West African Boundary Makingp. 97
The Jivaro People between Peru and Ecuadorp. 107
Boundaries as Social Practice and Discourse: The Finnish-Russian Borderp. 117
Borders, Perceptions, and Culture
The Attitudes of Youth toward the Other Side: The Finnish-Swedish and Finnish-Russian Bordersp. 137
Meaning and Significance of the Canadian-American Borderp. 151
Northern Irelandp. 169
The Fault Line between Israelis and Palestiniansp. 177
Borders and the Environment
Environment, Development, and Security in Border Regions: Perspectives from Europe and North Americap. 199
Disaster on the Danubep. 237
Border Regions and Transborder Conservation in Central Americap. 247
Borders, Goods, and Services
The U.S.-Mexican Border as Locator of Innovation and Vicep. 269
Cross-Border Shopping: Canada and the United Statesp. 285
Maritime and Space Borders
Maritime Agreements and Oil Exploration in the Gulf of Thailandp. 301
New Borders: The Sea and Outer Spacep. 317
Suggested Readingsp. 337
Indexp. 341
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ISBN: 9780842051040
ISBN-10: 084205104X
Series: The World Beat Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Scholarly Resources Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 17.8  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.59