Border People

Life and Society in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Author: Oscar J‡quez Mart’nez

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816514144

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 5674

Looks at life on the Mexican border, including the ethnicity, attitudes, and place of residence of those who live there, and how they interact with other residents

Borders and Economic Behaviour in Europe

A Geographical Approach

Author: Gerrit van Vilsteren,E. Wever

Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum

ISBN: 9789023240877

Category: Economic geography

Page: 137

View: 8669


Cross-Border Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Europe's Border Regions

Author: David Smallbone,Friederike Welter,Mirela Xheneti

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781952167

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9930

This volume is concerned with entrepreneurship and economic development in EuropeÕs border regions, focusing on the effects of EU enlargement on these regions, both within the EU and in neighbouring countries. Particular attention is paid to cross-border entrepreneurial activity. Cross-border cooperation involving entrepreneurs is attracting increasing attention in Europe as EU enlargement has increased the length of its borders with the former Soviet republics. The expert contributors highlight that border regions tend to be economically disadvantaged as a result of their peripherality, which means that cross-border cooperation for business purposes represents a potential development tool. This groundbreaking book contains an empirical evidence base drawn from regions in EU member states and the Newly Independent States, as well as providing a conceptual base for informed policy development. This insightful book will prove invaluable for academics and students of entrepreneurship, economics, development and European studies.

Nationalising and Denationalising European Border Regions, 1800–2000

Views from Geography and History

Author: Hans Knippenberg,J. Markusse

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401142939

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

View: 3585

During the last two centuries, the political map of Europe has changed considerably. More recently, there are remarkably contrasting tendencies concerning the functions and densities of borders. The borders inside the European Union lost their importance, whereas Central and Eastern Europe saw the birth of a multitude of new state borders. The long-term study of border regions, therefore, is a fascinating subject for geographers, historians, social scientists, and political scientists. The main thesis of this book is that the rise of the modern nation-state reinforced the separating function of state borders by nationalising the people on both sides of it. This process gained strength in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and was challenged in the second half of this century by processes of supra-national integration, globalisation and the revolution in communication and transport, as the case studies from different parts of Europe of this book will show. Audience: This book will be of interest to academics, researchers and practitioners in geography, history, political sciences, European studies and East-European studies.

Transnational Spaces and Regional Localization. Social Networks, Border Regions and Local-Global Relations

Author: Angela Pilch Ortega,Barbara Schröttner

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830975212

Category: Education

Page: 236

View: 4597

Globalization has encouraged worldwide mobility, intensified migration and supported growing interconnectedness through new technologies; it has therefore substantially contributed to the development of so-called transnational spaces. This volume focuses on transnational spaces which should not be understood as locations on a map or as sealed containers, but instead as relational social areas which are composed of various relationships. Transnationalization increases liberation and/or emancipation from place because social relations overcome physical space and local, regional and national boundaries. As a consequence, a reconfiguration of social, cultural, political and economic scopes of action occurs. This volume reveals that for people in general and for migration movements in particular, new borders have been established in many places all over the world. The biographies of global actors and migrants reference this alteration of space. Additionally this volume calls special attention to border regions and their social configurations. Borders appear as narratives which can have an enormous impact on social structures. This book further deals with different aspects and various tensions having to do with local and global change, interplay and interdependence. Globalization leads to development that often ignores regional needs, supports the continuation of post-colonial power and maintains hegemonic dominance.

Borders and Border Politics in a Globalizing World

Author: Paul Ganster,David E. Lorey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842051040

Category: Political Science

Page: 354

View: 6969

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.

History As Propaganda

Tibetan Exiles versus the People's Republic of China

Author: John Powers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199883971

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 907

Despite Chinese efforts to stop foreign countries from granting him visas, the Dalai Lama has become one of the most recognizable and best loved people on the planet, drawing enormous crowds wherever he goes. By contrast, China's charismatically-challenged leaders attract crowds of protestors waving Tibetan flags and shouting "Free Tibet!" whenever they visit foreign countries. By now most Westerners probably think they understand the political situation in Tibet. But, John Powers argues, most Western scholars of Tibet evince a bias in favor of one side or the other in this continuing struggle. Some of the most emotionally charged rhetoric, says Powers, is found in studies of Tibetan history. narratives.

Borders, Boundaries, Peoples, and States

A Comparative Analysis of Post-independence Tanzania-Uganda Border Regions

Author: Switbert Rwechungura Kamazima

Publisher: N.A



Page: 734

View: 5933


Capricious Borders

Minority, Population, and Counter-Conduct Between Greece and Turkey

Author: Olga Demetriou

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 085745899X

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 1085

Borders of states, borders of citizenship, borders of exclusion. As the lines drawn on international treaty maps become ditches in the ground and roaming barriers in the air, a complex state apparatus is set up to regulate the lives of those who cannot be expelled, yet who have never been properly ‘rooted’. This study explores the mechanisms employed at the interstices of two opposing views on the presence of minority populations in western Thrace: the legalization of their status as établis (established) and the failure to incorporate the minority in the Greek national imaginary. Revealing the logic of government bureaucracy shows how they replicate difference from the inter-state level to the communal and the personal.

Borders and Security Governance

Managing Borders in a Globalised World

Author: Marina Caparini,Otwin Marenin

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783037350058

Category: Political Science

Page: 315

View: 8843

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Troubled Regions and Failing States

The Clustering and Contagion of Armed Conflict

Author: Kristian Berg Harpviken

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 085724101X

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

View: 614

Is the phenomenon of state failure better understood through a focus on the regional context? To what extent may studies of regional security benefit from a focus on the capacities and vulnerabilities of the states involved? This title addresses these questions.

Frontier Regions in Western Europe

Author: Malcolm Anderson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714632179

Category: History

Page: 136

View: 401

First published in 1983. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Labour Migration and Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia

Critical Perspectives

Author: Willem van Schendel,Lenore Lyons,Michele Ford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415665639

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

View: 2446

Since the signing of the UN Trafficking Protocol, anti-trafficking laws, policies and other initiatives have been implemented at the local, national and regional levels. These activities have received little scholarly attention. This volume aims to begin to fill this gap by documenting the micro-processes through which an anti-trafficking framework has been translated, implemented and resisted in mainland and island Southeast Asia. The detailed ethnographic accounts in this collection examine the everyday practices of the diverse range of actors involved in trafficking-like practices and in anti-trafficking initiatives. In demonstrating how the anti-trafficking framework has become influential – and even over-determining – in some border sites and yet remains mostly irrelevant in others, the chapters in this collection explore the complex connections between labour migration, migrant smuggling and human trafficking.

Cross-Border Governance in the European Union

Author: Barbara Hooper,Olivier Kramsch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134376359

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 968

This volume attempts to draw debates on governance, at both of these levels, into spaces of cross-border regionalism in Europe today. Embodying both supra-national and sub-national dynamics of contemporary forms of governance, cross-border regions (or euregions) enable observation of the fitful progress and contradictions of the multilevel polity that is contemporary Europe. Including case studies from throughout the EU as exemplars of specific "border regimes", the volume identifies the practical and theoretical importance of governing in Europe's new cross-border territories as part of a newly reinvigorated 'regional question'. In Europe's euregions, it is argued, issues of democracy, identity, sovereignty, citizenship and scale must be rethought, when a border runs through it. This book utilises a diversity of perspectives and a range of selected case studies to examine modes of governance emerging across the nation-state borders of Europe. It will interest students and researchers of European Union borders.

Border People

Life and Society in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Author: Oscar J‡quez Mart’nez

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816514144

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 9336

Looks at life on the Mexican border, including the ethnicity, attitudes, and place of residence of those who live there, and how they interact with other residents

New Borders for a Changing Europe

Cross-border Cooperation and Governance

Author: James Anderson,Liam O'Dowd,Thomas M. Wilson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714654232

Category: Law

Page: 208

View: 759

The "deepening and widening" of the EU has thrown its changing internal and external borders into sharp relief. This work demonstrates that borders are key spaces within which issues such as identity, memory and trust, and communication between states continue to be played out and transformed.

Stories of the "Boring Border"

The Dutch-German Borderscape in People's Minds

Author: Anke Strüver

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825888909

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

View: 6388

This book examines the 'open' Dutch-German border and people's everyday practices in relation to this border within the context of Dutch-German relations and the process of European integration. It concentrates on people's perceptions of the 'open' Dutch-German border and people's practices of crossing it - or not. The work also introduces new methodologies and forms of border research, e.g. on borders in people's minds, which are concerned with the construction of bordered spaces and the performed manners of nationalised daily routines. In this context, borders are framed as constructed by narratives and images, but also as representations themselves - as part of popular imaginations.

The Border Multiple

The Practicing of Borders between Public Policy and Everyday Life in a Re-scaling Europe

Author: Martin Klatt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317040082

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 5867

Addressing and conceptualizing the changing character of borders in contemporary Europe, this book examines developments occurring in the light of European integration processes and an on-going tightening of Europe's external borders. Moreover, the book suggests new ways of investigating the nature of European borders by looking at border practices in the light of the mobility turn, and thus as dynamic, multiple, diverse and best expressed in everyday experiences of people living at and with borders, rather than focusing on static territorial divisions between states and regions at geopolitical level. It provides border scholars and researchers as well as policymakers with new empirical and theoretical evidence on the de- and re-bordering processes going on in diverse border regions in Europe, both within and outside of the EU.