Frontiers : Territory and State Formation in the Modern World
The purpose and location of frontiers affect all human societies in the contemporary world -- this book offers an introduction to them and the issues they raise.
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- Paperback | 272 pages
- 154.2 x 229.9 x 21.1mm | 426.38g
- 01 Nov 1997
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
Table of contents
List of Maps. Introduction. 1. The International Frontier in Historical and Theoretical Perspective. 2. Self--Determination, Secession and Autonomy: European Cases of Boundary--Drawing. 3. Themes in African and Asian Frontier Disputes. 4. Boundaries within States: Size, Democracy and Service Provision. 5. Frontiers and Migration. 6. Uninhabited Zones and International Cooperation. Conclusion: The European Union and the Future of Frontiers. Notes. Bibliography. Index.
"Maps excellently portray different types of boundaries and transgressions ... Anderson has excellently illustrated the cartographic realities which add so much meaning to simple demarcating lines." Political Studies "Lucid survey ... Anderson has surveyed the major issues to do with state frontiers in the modern world. The book provides an excellent introduction to various special interests in frontiers." Democratization
About Malcolm Anderson
Malcolm Anderson is Professor of Politics and Director of International Social Sciences Institute, at the University of Edinburgh.