Beyond the Border: Tensions Across the Forty-Ninth Parallel in the Great Plains and Prairies (BOK)

Beyond the Border: Tensions Across the Forty-Ninth Parallel in the Great Plains and Prairies (BOK)

Kyle Conway, Timothy James Pasch

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The idea that the American Great Plains and the Canadian Prairies are just "fly-over" country is a mistake. In the post-9/11 era, politicians and policy-makers are paying more attention to the region, especially where border enforcement is concerned. Beyond the Border provides interdisciplinary perspectives on the region's increasing importance. Drawing inspiration from Habermas's observation that certain modern phenomena - from ecological degradation and organized crime to increased capital mobility - challenge a state's ability to retain sovereignty over a fixed geographical region, contributors to this book question the ontological status of the Canada-US border. They look at how entertainment media represents the border for their viewers, how Canada and the US enforce the line that separates the two countries, and how the border appears from the viewpoint of Native communities where it was imposed through their traditional lands. Under this scrutiny, the border ceases to appear as self-evident, its status more fragile than otherwise imagined. At a time when the importance of border security is increasingly stressed and the Great Plains and Prairies are becoming more economically and politically prominent, Beyond the Border offers necessary context for understanding decisions by politicians and policy-makers along the forty-ninth parallel.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Kyle Conway, Timothy James Pasch
Forlag
Combined Academic Publishers
ISBN 9780773541313
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 15cm x 22,6cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 386 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Political geography, Geopolitics