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Holding the line : borders in a global world

Author: Ian Townsend Gault; Heather N Nicol
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Holding the line considers the changing roles of modern borders, contending that they not only remain relevant but have become increasingly important as a site for negotiating the competing demands of globalization and national sovereignty."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holding the line.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607534973
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Townsend Gault; Heather N Nicol
ISBN: 0774809310 9780774809313 9780774809320 0774809329
OCLC Number: 55681512
Description: vii, 440 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: World stage: new opportunities and problems. Boundary permeability in perspective / Gerald Blake ; Information geopolitics: blurring the lines of sovereignty / Thomas M. Edwards ; Law, sovereignty, and transnationalism: delivering social goods using a functional approach to borders / Robert Adamson --
Regionalism and subregionalism in Europe. European borders in transition: the internal and external frontiers of the European Union / Eberhard Bort ; Transnational regionalism, strategic geopolitics, and European integration: the case of the Baltic Sea region / James Wesley Scott --
Emerging perspective. Transfrontier regionalism: the European Union perspective on postcolonial Africa, with special reference to Borgu / Anthony I. Asiwaju ; Trans-maritime boundary cooperation in southeast Asia: eroding or enhancing the importance of international boundaries? / Clive Schofield --
Redefining boundaries in the Americas. Neoliberal Caribbean integration: the role of the ACS in restructuring borderlines / Heather Nicol ; Redefining the nature and functions of boundaries: a South American perspective / Roy Bradshaw --
A borderless North America?. Transportation and competitiveness in North America: the Cascadian and San Diego-Tijuana border regions / Theodore H. Cohn ; Conflicting transborder visions and agendas: economic and environmental Cascadians / Donald K. Alper ; Cascadian adventures: shared visions, strategic alliances, and ingrained barriers in a transborder region / Alan F.J. Artibise ; NAFTA and transportation corridor improvement in Western North America: restructuring for the twenty-first century / Daniel E. Turbeville III and Susan L. Bradbury --
Borders as metaphors. Permeable borders and boundaries in a globalizing world: feeling at home amidst global poverty / Mathew Coleman ; Technopoles and development in a 'borderless' world: boundaries erased, boundaries constructed / Steven Jackson --
Rethinking borders: lines, spaces, and continua. Complex emergency response planning and coordination: potential GIS applications / William B. Wood ; Good neighbour diplomacy revisited / Alan K. Henrikson --
Conclusions. Towards a geopolitics of life and living: where boundaries still matter / Stanley D. Brunn [and others] ; From the international to the local in the study and representation of boundaries: theoretical and methodological comments / David Newman.
Responsibility: edited by Heather N. Nicol and Ian Townsend-Gault.

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This volume contains contributions from twenty-four scholars concerning the significance and implications of the world's borderlands in economic, political, and socio-cultural contexts.  Read more...

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