Author: Clive H. Schofield
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Political Science
Global Boundaries considers conceptual, legal and geopolitical aspects of international borders and borderlands. This book also presents a detailed discussion of Antarctica, an area of global territorial dispute.
Author: Jonathan I. Charney
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Release Date: 2005
This is the ultimate guide to international maritime boundaries. Its unique practical features include - systematic examination of all international maritime boundaries worldwide; - comprehensive coverage, including the text of every modern boundary agreement; - descriptions of judicially-established boundaries; - maps and detailed analyses of those boundaries; - expert papers examining the status of maritime boundary delimitations in each of the ten regions of the world; - papers from a global perspective analyzing key issues in maritime boundary theory and practice; and - a cumulative index for volumes I - V. These features make "International Maritime Boundaries" an unmatched comprehensive, accessible resource in the field.
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.
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.
Author: Prof. Bill Bramwell
Publisher: Channel View Publications
Release Date: 2000-05-02
Genre: Business & Economics
This book explores the concept, techniques and implications of establishing stakeholder collaboration in sustainable tourism. The importance of involving a wide range of stakeholders in tourism planning and management is increasingly recognised. This reflects a move to less top-down, more decentralised and more inclusive forms of governance in tourism and in other policy fields. Twenty-two leading researchers and practitioners from around the world contribute their views and expertise to this pioneering volume. Case studies examining key issues are drawn from Europe, North and South America, Australia and the Arctic. Section 1 examines the processes, patterns and typologies involved. Specific concerns addressed include stakeholder interaction and negotiation, boundary issues in regional and international partnerships and stages of collaborative development. Section 2 evaluates the effects of politics and power on the practice of collaboration. Specific topics here include the changing roles of the state in tourism governance, regime theory and tourism, the public sector and partnership development and partnerships in a post socialist context. Section 3 looks at emerging thinking and approaches, sums up key issues affecting collaborative tourism planning and suggests future research directions. The book will be invaluable for final year undergraduate tourism students, for postgraduate students in tourism, environmental studies or planning and of interest to tourism planners, managers and consultants.
Author: Carole Boyce-Davies
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 1995-02-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
The story of the civil rights movement is well-known, popularized by both the media and the academy. Yet the version of the story recounted time and again by both history books and PBS documentaries is a simplified one, reduced to an inspirational but ultimately facile narrative framed around Dr. King, the Kennedys, and the redemptive days of Montgomery and Memphis, in which black individuals become the rescued survivors. This story renders the mass of black people invisible, refusing to take seriously everyday people whose years of persistent struggle often made the big events possible. Time Longer than Rope unearths the ordinary roots of extraordinary change, demonstrating the depth and breadth of black oppositional spirit and activity that preceded the civil rights movement. The diversity of activism covered by this collection extends from tenant farmers' labor reform campaign in the 1919 Elaine, Arkansas massacre to Harry T. Moore’s leadership of a movement that registered 100,000 black Floridians years before Montgomery, and from women's participation in the Garvey movement to the changing meaning of the Lincoln Memorial. Concentrating on activist efforts in the South, key themes emerge, including the under appreciated importance of historical memory and community building, the divisive impact of class and sexism, and the shifting interplay between individual initiative and structural constraints. More than simply illuminating a hitherto marginalized fragment of American history, Time Longer than Rope provides a crucial pre-history of the modern civil rights movement. In the process, it alters our entire understanding of African American activism and the very meaning of “civil rights.”
Author: Gerald Henry Blake
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Are international boundaries necessarily an obstacle to effective environmental management? the ever-increasing competition between states for access to natural resources may represent a threat not only to ecological stability but to regional and even global security. Or perhaps transboundary environmental issues can actually have a positive impact on international relations, encouraging states to cooperate and building confidence between previously hostile neighbours. Drawing on a wide range of case studies, the papers in this volume explore these important issues from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Contributions from practitioners and technical experts complement detailed studies by geographers, lawyers, and political scientists. This mix yields a unique survey of (1) problems when environmental systems cross international borders and (2) transboundary cooperative projects designed to reduce the threat of ecological catastrophe and political conflict between competing neighbours around the world. the conclusion: Despite the daunting challenges there exist grounds for optimism. This collection is based on the proceedings of an international conference held in Singapore in June 1995, co-hosted by the Centre for Advanced Studies and the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore and the International Boundaries Research Unit, University of Durham, United Kingdom and is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the complex relationship between boundaries, environment and international security.
Author: Thomas F. X. Noble
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2007-01-12
Western Civilization, 5/e, is distinguished for its wider definition of Europe that includes Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and European frontiers. Recognizing that factors outside the continent affected European history, the authors highlight Europe's place in the world throughout the narrative and in the primary source feature, The Global Record. Carefully revised and edited for greater accessibility, the Fifth Edition incorporates new pedagogical features such as focus questions, key terms, and section summaries to better support students of western civilization. The reconceived narrative and streamlined organization--featuring smaller, more cohesive learning units--lend to greater ease of use for both students and instructors. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.