Understanding Life in the Borderlands: Boundaries in Depth and in Motion - Studies in Security and International Affairs (Paperback)I. William Zartman (editor)
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Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 449 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
This is a highly original scholarly collection on an important topic--the borderlands between the states. The editor has done a superb job of bringing together scholars from a variety of disciplines. Zartman's juxtaposition of three spatial models of boundaries is very useful for exploding some of the predominant nationalist and state-centric myths surrounding boundaries, especially within policy circles. In addition, the book adds new insights into the various processes that lead to conflict between borderlands and the center. Overall, this is an impressive volume both for its original scholarship and its perceptions regarding our theoretical understanding about boundaries and borderlands.--John Vasquez "Thomas B. Mackie Scholar in International Relations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "
Understanding Life in the Borderlands offers everything an edited volume should have and almost never does--thesis, conversation among authors, sparkling case studies, and brilliant theoretical analysis. In the hands of the book's contributors, Zartman's model of borderlands as dynamic social processes, where the intractable complexities of life and the ingenuities of people meet the rigidities of sharp political boundaries, offers an exciting, multidisciplinary advance in our understanding of the relationships between places and spaces.--Ian S. Lustick "author of Unsettled States, Disputed Lands "
An imaginative tour de force, tour du monde, and tour du temps that brings together multiple strands of scholarship covering four millennia and four continents to help us understand the nature and impact of our globalized condition. Today, all lands are borderlands.--Dr. Mary Ellen Lane "Executive Director, Council of American Overseas Research Center "
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