American crossings : border politics in the Western Hemisphere / edited by Maiah Jaskoski, Arturo C. Sotomayor, and Harold A. Trinkunas.
Associated Name: Jaskoski, Maiah, 1977- editor.
Associated Name: Sotomayor, Arturo C., editor.
Associated Name: Trinkunas, Harold A., editor.
Publication year: 2015.
Call Number JC323 .A58 2015
Media class: Book
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9781421418308- 1421418304-
Additional information: viii, 238 pages ; 23 cm
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"In summer 2014, US agencies responsible for the border with Mexico were overwhelmed by tens of thousands of unaccompanied children arriving from Central America. Unprepared to address this unexpected kind of migrant, the US government deployed troops to carry out a new border mission: the feeding, care, and housing of this wave of children. This event highlights the complex social, economic, and political issues that arise along borders. In American Crossings, nine scholars consider the complicated modern history of borders in the Western Hemisphere, examining borders as geopolitical boundaries, key locations for internal security, spaces for international trade, and areas where national and community identities are defined. Among the provocative questions raised are: Why are Peru and Chile inclined to legalize territory disputes through the International Court of Justice, undermining their militaries? Why has economic integration in the 'Tri-Border Area' of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay increased illicit trade supporting transnational terrorist groups? And how has a weak Ecuadorian presence at the Ecuador|Colombia border encouraged Colombian guerrillas to enforce the international borderline?"--Publisher's web site.
Borders in the Americas : theories and realities / Maiah Jaskoski, Arturo C. Sotomayor, and Harold A. Trinkunas -- Part 1. Geopolitics of borders. Borders, rivalries, and the racketeer state : an alternative theory to state development in Latin America / Cameron G. Thies -- Legalizing and judicializing territorial and maritime border disputes in Latin America : causes and unintended consequences / Arturo C. Sotomayor -- Political learning through a transgovernmental network : resolving the Argentine-Chilean border dispute during the 1990s / Kristina Mani -- Part 2. National policies for border security and cross-border trade. Regional peace and unintended consequences : the peculiar case of the tri-border area of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay / Arie M. Kacowicz -- Rivalry, trade, and restraint on the Colombia-Venezuela border / Harold A. Trinkunas -- Northbound "threats" at the U.S.-Mexico border : what is crossing today, and why? / Adam Isacson -- Part 3. Licit and illicit behavior of borderland actors. Illicit Americas : historical dynamics of smuggling in U.S. Relations with its neighbors / Peter Andreas -- The Colombian FARC in northern Ecuador : borderline and borderland dynamics / Maiah Jaskoski -- Making sense of borders : global circulations and the rule of law at the Iguazu triangle / Jose Carlos G. Aguiar -- Conclusions / Maiah Jaskoski, Arturo C. Sotomayor, and Harold A. Trinkunas.
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