Author: Charles S. Maier
Release Date: 2017
Throughout history, human societies have been organized preeminently as territories—politically bounded regions whose borders define the jurisdiction of laws and the movement of peoples. At a time when the technologies of globalization are eroding barriers to communication, transportation, and trade, Once Within Borders explores the fitful evolution of territorial organization as a worldwide practice of human societies. Master historian Charles S. Maier tracks the epochal changes that have defined territories over five centuries and draws attention to ideas and technologies that contribute to territoriality’s remarkable resilience. Territorial boundaries transform geography into history by providing a framework for organizing political and economic life. But properties of territory—their meanings and applications—have changed considerably across space and time. In the West, modern territoriality developed in tandem with ideas of sovereignty in the seventeenth century. Sovereign rulers took steps to fortify their borders, map and privatize the land, and centralize their sway over the populations and resources within their domain. The arrival of railroads and the telegraph enabled territorial expansion at home and abroad as well as the extension of control over large spaces. By the late nineteenth century, the extent of a nation’s territory had become an index of its power, with overseas colonial possessions augmenting prestige and wealth and redefining territoriality. Turning to the geopolitical crises of the twentieth century, Maier pays close attention to our present moment, asking in what ways modern nations and economies still live within borders and to what degree our societies have moved toward a post-territiorial world.
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Release Date: 2017-09-06
This volume addresses the analytical challenges of the colonial state from a variety of theoretical and thematic angles, and across a range of empirical cases that stretch over a vast span historically and geographically, to provide a new approach to analyzing the colonial state and its governmental practices.
Author: John Agnew
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2017-12-15
Genre: Political Science
This book offers a new way of thinking about sovereignty, both past and present. John Agnew challenges the widely accepted story that state sovereignty is in worldwide eclipse in the face of the overwhelming processes of globalization, offering a convincing framework that breaks with the either/or thinking of state sovereignty versus globalization.
In a novella which remains highly controversial to this day, Conrad explores the relations between Africa and Europe. On the surface, this is a horrifying tale of colonial exploitation. The narrator, Marlowe journeys on business deep into the heart of Africa. But there he encounters Kurtz, an idealist apparently crazed and depraved by his power over the natives, and the meeting prompts Marlowe to reflect on the darkness at the heart of all men. This short but complex and often ambiguous story, which has been the basis of several films and plays, continues to provoke interpretation and discussion. Heart of Darkness grew out of a journey Joseph Conrad took up the Congo River; the verisimilitude that the great novelist thereby brought to his most famous tale everywhere enhances its dense and shattering power. Apparently a sailor’s yarn, it is in fact a grim parody of the adventure story, in which the narrator, Marlow, travels deep into the heart of the Congo where he encounters the crazed idealist Kurtz and discovers that the relative values of the civilized and the primitive are not what they seem. Heart of Darkness is a model of economic storytelling, an indictment of the inner and outer turmoil caused by the European imperial misadventure, and a piercing account of the fragility of the human soul. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)
The encounter of Europe, Asia and Africa in the Mediterranean basin has given rise to a culturally rich world - a world created by two millennia of warfare and conquest, trading and cultural diffusion, confrontation and accommodation. Combining a historical with a social-anthropological approach, this study of Melilla, a Spanish enclave in Eastern Morocco, offers a remarkable insight into these processes on the local, microscopic level, and shows Melilla's transformation into a trading post and base for colonial penetration and, finally, into a multi-ethnic enclave.
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Developing countries
Drawing on United Nations' and other mainstream data, The World Guide includes all the facts, history, political, and economic analysis you would find in a conventional reference work, but it also offers information on the issues central to the lives of people in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The World Guide is written and produced by the Third World Institute in Uruguay, using research from across the countries of the South. As a world reference, it is unique in providing a view of the world "from the South." Key features include: ĚNEW design ĚUpdated information on over 200 countries, including Timor Leste, West Papua, and Somaliland Ě25 new reports on topical global issues, such as the arms trade, corporate corruption, HIV/AIDS, sweatshops, anti-globalization movements, media, GM foods, climate change, and human rights ĚMore than 20 tables of factual information on food, education, arms, population, women in government, corruption, debt, employment, and the environment Ě"The World in Figures"--an updated section of data and statistics on child health, literacy, maternal mortality, land use, public expenditure, and other issues Ě20 or so background briefings including Rwanda's genocide, oil war in Chechnya, slavery in Africa, Operation Condor, Japan's nuclear power workers, and water privatization ĚNEW "In Focus" box giving at-a-glance information on each country's human rights, indigenous peoples, health and education, and HIV/AIDS prevalence ĚA full index The fully searchable CD-ROM version includes additional Amnesty International and Social Watch reports. "This is the best and most accessible general reference resource available on the Third World." The Australian "Good news for anyone looking for a handy overview of the world, the countries and the places of our planet." Financial and Economic Times, Brussels "A highly recommended reference book that gives readers a unique opportunity to see what the world looks like 'from the South'. The issues of peace and justice are embedded in the information." WorldViews Resource Center, Michigan
Release Date: 1980
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)