Eurasia offers a wide-ranging and original interpretation of territory, boundaries and borderlands in Europe, Asia and the Far East. This forms part of a unique series of books focussing on world boundaries which embrace the theory and practice of boundary delimitation and management, boundary disputes and conflict resolution, and territorial change in the new world order.
The global political map is undergoing a process of rapid change as former states disintegrate and new states emerge. At sea, boundary delimitation between coastal states is continuing unabated. These changes could pose a threat to world peace if they are not wisely negotiated and carefully managed. Maritime Boundaries presents a variety of cases illustrating the implications of recent approaches to maritime territorial juristiction.
An excellent examination of how the collapse of the Soviet Union and the impact of globalization have brought about changes not only to the territorial configuration sovereignty of states and their boundaries, but also to traditional notions of state, boundaries, sovereignty and social order These essays focus on the key regional and geopolitical characteristics of this global reordering, with an emphasis on Eastern Europe and South Asia. They discuss the territorial reordering which is taking place at the level of the state as boundaries are redemarcated in line with ethno-territoral demands; as borders are transversed by the movement of peoples, information and finance; and as the lines of territorial demarcation are perceived not only in terms of their fixed characteristics but as part of a process through which regional and ethnic identities continue to be formed and reformed. Each section ends with articles which focus on literature on geopolitics and boundaries. This is an invaluable addition to our understanding of contemporary world affairs.
The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography provides an authoritative and comprehensive source of information on the discipline of human geography and its constituent, and related, subject areas. The encyclopedia includes over 1,000 detailed entries on philosophy and theory, key concepts, methods and practices, biographies of notable geographers, and geographical thought and praxis in different parts of the world. This groundbreaking project covers every field of human geography and the discipline’s relationships to other disciplines, and is global in scope, involving an international set of contributors. Given its broad, inclusive scope and unique online accessibility, it is anticipated that the International Encyclopedia of Human Geography will become the major reference work for the discipline over the coming decades. The Encyclopedia will be available in both limited edition print and online via ScienceDirect - featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit http://info.sciencedirect.com/content/books/ref_works/coming/ Available online on ScienceDirect and in limited edition print format Broad, interdisciplinary coverage across human geography: Philosophy, Methods, People, Social/Cultural, Political, Economic, Development, Health, Cartography, Urban, Historical, Regional Comprehensive and unique - the first of its kind in human geography
Contributions to this collection seek to determine the extent to which states and boundaries have, in fact, disappeared, or are simply changing their functions as we move from an era of fixed territories into a post-Westphalian territorial system. A group of international political geographers and political scientists examine the changing nature of the state, pointing to significant changes on the one hand, but equally noting the continued importance of territory and boundaries in determining the political ordering of the post-modern world.
Author: Swan Sik
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Release Date: 1998-10-01
The "Asian Yearbook of International Law" is the first publication dedicated primarily to international law as seen from an Asian perspective. It provides international law articles written by experts from the region and other articles relating to Asian topics. The editorial board, national correspondents, advisory council, and governing board comprise a diverse group of academics and government officials from a wide range of countries and positions. The "Asian Yearbook of International Law" offers a number of useful features: - articles; - notes; - legal materials (such as the state practice in a number of Asian countries and participation in multilateral treaties); - Asia and international organizations; - chronicle of events for the covered year; - literature (including book reviews and a bibliography); - selected documents (treaties, agreements, and other relevant primary documents); and - an index. Its range of features assures that the "Yearbook" comprehensively covers the critical events, legislation, and issues of the past year and that users can easily access all of this information. Academics and practitioners who deal with international public law in Asia will appreciate this unique, complete resource. The "Asian Yearbook of International Law" provides insight into Asian views and practices, especially for non-Asian readers, and also promotes the dissemination of knowledge of international law in Asia. Some of the topics covered in this volume: recent trends in the jurisprudence of the international court of justice and international arbitral tribunals, with special reference to territorial and boundary cases; an environmental regime for the arctic and the antarctic analogy;Philippine civil procedure in transboundary disputes; international civil procedure in Indonesia and Japan; and transboundary civil litigation in Korea.
Author: Jonathan I. Charney
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Release Date: 1998-03-25
Volume III includes: a systematic examination of all international maritime boundaries worldwide, the text of every modern boundary agreement, descriptions of judicially-established boundaries, plus other resources that make it an unmatched comprehensive, accessible resource in the field.
Author: George Gavrilis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2008-09-22
Genre: Political Science
Grappling with an issue at the core of the modern state and international security, George Gavrilis explores border control from the 19th century Ottoman Empire to 21st century Central Asia, China, and Afghanistan, exploring why some borders deter insurgents, smugglers, bandits, and militants while most suffer from infiltration and crisis.