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"American Crossings intelligently considers why Latin America is a region substantially at peace with itself."

"An original, straightforward analysis of the various functions that borders play, this book is a theoretically fascinating treatment of a significant subject."

"American Crossings provides a fascinating account of the politics and economics of borders in the Western Hemisphere. Borders are no longer simple territorial lines to defend militarily, but viewed as sites for a peculiar mix of conflict and cooperation, enhanced vigilance and openness, and licit and illicit transactions. Written in an accessible style, this book should have broad appeal to Latin Americanists, IR specialists, and all those interested in the enduring role territorial boundaries play in shaping the behavior of states and non-state actors alike."

"This is a rich and eclectic collection of essays that speak to themes of geopolitics, border security policies, and illicit activities in border regions of the Americas. If you think globalization has straightforward consequences on the ground, these essays will cause you to think again. Peaceful illicit transactions, new barriers among liberalizing states, political conflict but increasing transborder trade are all counterintuitive outcomes explored in these pages. The editors have encouraged the authors to explore a rich range of topics and the result is an intriguing set of essays tied together by themes of globalization, territoriality and borders regions. A stimulating read!"

American Crossings
Border Politics in the Western Hemisphere
Publication Date: 15 Dec 2015
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 248 pages
Illustrations: 1 line drawing, 2 maps
ISBN: 9781421418308