The Significance of Borders

Why Representative Government and the Rule of Law Require Nation States

Author: Thierry Baudet

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 900422808X

Category: Law

Page: 271

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This book explains why supranationalism and multiculturalism are in fact irreconcilable with representative government and the rule of law. It challenges one of the most central beliefs in contemporary legal and political philosophy, which is that borders are bound to disappear.

Of Borders and Margins

Hispanic Disciples in Texas, 1888-1945

Author: Daisy L. Machado

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190288191

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 3403

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has an uneasy relationship with its Hispanic constituency. Machado probes the history of this tension by examining the Disciples' interaction with Hispanics in Texas around the turn of the 20th century. The Church's inability to develop significant ties with Hispanics resulted in the creation of a small church that exists on both the geographical and denominational margins of the Christian Church.

Grenzüberschreitende Raumentwicklung Bayerns

Dynamik in der Kooperation - Potenziale der Verflechtung

Author: Tobias Chilla,Franziska Sielker

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3888384168

Category: Science

Page: 212

View: 1300

Aus mehreren Anlässen lohnt es sich derzeit, über die grenzüberschreitende Dimension der Raumentwicklung Bayerns nachzudenken. Erstens ist auf bayerischer Ebene eine neue Aufmerksamkeit für Fragen der grenzüberschreitenden Entwicklung festzustellen. Dies bezieht sich vor allem auf die bayerisch-tschechische Grenze. Zugleich wird im Alpenraum mit dem Start der makroregionalen Strategie EUSALP eine verstärkte Diskussion um die Instrumente der Raumentwicklung geführt. Zweitens haben die vor allem im Jahr 2015 einsetzenden Flüchtlingsströme die Bedeutung von Grenzen mit unvorhergesehener Wucht auf die politische Agenda gesetzt. Dies betrifft Bayern vor allem im Grenzraum zu Österreich. Drittens ist auf europäischer Ebene eine Dynamik in der grenzüberschreitenden Kooperation zu beobachten: In den vergangenen Jahren standen vor allem die INTERREG-A- und Euregio-getragenen Aktivitäten im unmittelbaren Grenzraum im Vordergrund. Nun ist auf übergeordneter Ebene eine neue Dynamik hinzugekommen, wo sich mit Makroregionen und zahlreichen bi- und multilateralen Kooperationsformen neue Konstellationen ergeben. Vor diesem Hintergrund hat sich innerhalb der Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Bayern der Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (ARL) im Jahre 2015 eine Arbeitsgruppe zur grenzüberschreitenden Raumentwicklung Bayerns formiert. Ziel dieser Arbeitsgruppe und damit auch der vorliegenden Publikation ist es, auf folgende Fragen Antworten zu finden: - Wie verändern diese aktuellen Entwicklungen das Akteurs- und Institutionengefüge der Regionalentwicklung und räumlichen Planung? - Welche Bedeutung nehmen Grenzen als Raumelement vor dem Hintergrund der dynamischen Entwicklung nun ein? - Welche Chancen und Herausforderungen bringen die neuen Instrumente und Trends für die Praxis der Planung und Regionalentwicklung mit sich?

Akten des IV. Internationalen Kongresses für Hethitologie

Würzburg, 4.-8. Oktober 1999

Author: Gernot Wilhelm

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447044851

Category: History

Page: 759

View: 2493

Aus dem Inhalt (63 Beitrage)E. Neu, Hethitologie heuteS. Alaura, Archive und Bibliotheken in HattusaS. Alp, Das Hieroglyphensiegel von Troja und seine Bedeutung fur WestanatolienA. Alpman, Hititler'de AdoptionJ. Boley, An Intransitive hark-?O. Carruba, Anitta res gestae: paralipomena IY. Cohen, The "Unwritten Laws" of the Hittites: The Case of the natta ara ExpressionY. Coskun, GefassnamenA.M. Dincol, Ein interessanter Siegelabdruck aus Bogazkoy und die damit verknupften historischen FragenB. Dincol, Bemerkungen uber die hethitischen Siegelinhaber mit mehreren TitelnV. Donbaz, Some Recently Discovered Ka-rum 1-b Tablets and Related ObservationsWeitere Beitrage von: A. Ersoy/E. Reyhan, M. Giorgieri, H. Gonnet, R. Gusmani, J.D. Hawkins, S. Heinhold-Krahmer, H.A. Hoffner, T. van den Hout, M. Hutter, A.M. Jasink, J. Jie, C. Karasu, H. Klengel, J. Klinger, I. Klock-Fontanille u.v.a.

Cartographies of Nature

How Nature Conservation Animates Borders

Author: Maano Ramutsindela

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443861928

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 402

The ascendancy of border studies in the last two decades or so, and the burgeoning work on nature and society neither drew attention to ecological theories of borders nor capitalised on nature as a useful avenue through which border research could be advanced. This volume fills this void by engaging with the following key questions: What insights can be drawn from species’ borders to broaden understandings of bordering? What sorts of borders are engendered by various types of conservation areas? What border stories does each of these areas tell us? What do conservation-related borders teach us about multiple lines that divide societies? Answers to these questions help researchers understand a typology of nature-related borders. The primary objectives of this volume are twofold. The first objective is to expand and deepen the links between nature conservation and border studies by bringing species’ borders into conversation with border studies, while at the same time paying attention to diverse conservation areas and conservation practices. The second objective is to highlight forms of borders associated with various types of conservation areas and the protection of certain types of natural resources. The manner in which nature conservation produces borders, and the forms those borders take, has the potential to enrich the conceptualisation of borders. The point of departure in this volume is that conservation practices produce feedback loops on social reality. Authors in the volume variously show that concerns with environmental protection and management offer possibilities for exploring, and even disrupting, borders within society and those between society and nature. Conservation areas in particular are crucial for a meaningful analysis of natures’ borders and the discourses and narratives related to them, and how such discourses influence conservation practice. This volume is an invaluable resource for research and upper-level courses on border studies, political ecology, conservation and biodiversity management, and environmental change and social impact.

Opening the Floodgates

Why America Needs to Rethink its Borders and Immigration Laws

Author: Kevin R. Johnson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814743005

Category: Law

Page: 289

View: 3155

Seeking to re-imagine the meaning and significance of the international border, Opening the Floodgates makes a case for eliminating the border as a legal construct that impedes the movement of people into this country. Open migration policies deserve fuller analysis, as evidenced by President Barack Obama’s pledge to make immigration reform a priority. Kevin R. Johnson offers an alternative vision of how U.S. borders might be reconfigured, grounded in moral, economic, and policy arguments for open borders. Importantly, liberalizing migration through an open borders policy would recognize that the enforcement of closed borders cannot stifle the strong, perhaps irresistible, economic, social, and political pressures that fuel international migration. Controversially, Johnson suggests that open borders are entirely consistent with efforts to prevent terrorism that have dominated immigration enforcement since the events of September 11, 2001. More liberal migration, he suggests, would allow for full attention to be paid to the true dangers to public safety and national security.

The Significance of Referral Systems as a Response to Human Trafficking and Unsafe Migration

Author: Asian Development Bank

Publisher: Asian Development Bank

ISBN: 9292547143

Category: Political Science

Page: 38

View: 4516

This publication explains the significance of "referral systems" in the context of trafficking and migration. It defines a referral system as a support network of agencies and individuals specifically developed to provide support and services for a particular purpose, with an intentionally targeted informational communication network and various mediums for access to information. The lack of coordinated information collection and consequent lack of understanding of the nature of the issue are well-identified obstacles to responding to the specific and ever-growing problems of trafficking and unsafe migration. This publication argues that the working concept of referral systems should not be underestimated as an information-gathering tool to aid antitrafficking policy.

New Borders for a Changing Europe

Cross-Border Cooperation and Governance

Author: Liam O'Dowd,James Anderson,Thomas M. Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113576056X

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 6088

The "deepening and widening" of the EU has thrown its changing internal and external borders into sharp relief. This work demonstrates that borders are key spaces within which issues such as identity, memory and trust, and communication between states continue to be played out and transformed.

Rethinking Border Control for a Globalizing World

A Preferred Future

Author: Leanne Weber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134615817

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

View: 7851

This book provides a new point of departure for thinking critically and creatively about international borders and the perceived need to defend them, adopting an innovative ‘preferred future’ methodology. The authors critically examine a range of ‘border domains’ including law, citizenship, governance, morality, security, economy, culture and civil society, which provide the means and justification for contemporary border controls, and identify early signs that the dynamics of sovereignty and borders are being fundamentally transformed under conditions of neoliberal globalization. The goal is to locate potential pathways towards the preferred future of relaxed borders, and provide a foundation for a progressive politics dedicated to moving beyond mere critique of the harm and inequity of border controls and capable of envisaging a differently bordered world. This book will be of considerable interest to students of border studies, migration, criminology, peacemaking, critical security studies and IR in general.

Water, Sovereignty and Borders in Asia and Oceania

Author: Devleena Ghosh,Heather Goodall,Stephanie Hemelryk Donald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134074875

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 601

This book restores water, both fresh and salt, to its central position in human endeavour, ecology and environment. Water access and the environmental and social problems of development are major issues of concern in this century. Drawing on water's many formations in debating human relationship with a major source of life and a major factor in contemporary politics, this book covers oceans and rivers to lagoons, billabongs and estuaries in Asia, Oceania and the West Pacific. In an interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary analysis of the water problem, the contributors address the physical descriptors of water and water flow, and they interrogate the politicised administrations of water in closely corresponding regions. Water, Sovereignty and Borders in Asia and Oceania identifies new discursive possibilities for thinking about water in theory and in practice. It presents those discourses that seem most useful in addressing the multiple crises the region is facing and thus should be of interest to scholars of Asian Studies, Geography, Environmental and Cultural Studies.

Fiction Across Borders

Imagining the Lives of Others in Late-Twentieth-Century Novels

Author: Shameem Black

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231520611

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

View: 9830

Theorists of Orientalism and postcolonialism argue that novelists betray political and cultural anxieties when characterizing "the Other." Shameem Black takes a different stance. Turning a fresh eye toward several key contemporary novelists, she reveals how "border-crossing" fiction represents socially diverse groups without resorting to stereotype, idealization, or other forms of imaginative constraint. Focusing on the work of J. M. Coetzee, Amitav Ghosh, Jeffrey Eugenides, Ruth Ozeki, Charles Johnson, Gish Jen, and Rupa Bajwa, Black introduces an interpretative lens that captures the ways in which these authors envision an ethics of representing social difference. They not only offer sympathetic portrayals of the lives of others but also detail the processes of imagining social difference. Whether depicting the multilingual worlds of South and Southeast Asia, the exportation of American culture abroad, or the racial tension of postapartheid South Africa, these transcultural representations explore social and political hierarchies in constructive ways. Boldly confronting the orthodoxies of recent literary criticism, Fiction Across Borders builds upon such seminal works as Edward Said's Orientalism and offers a provocative new study of the late twentieth-century novel.

State Frontiers

Author: Inga Brandell

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781845110765

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

View: 9013

A multifaceted portrayal of border life, this book provides an empirical illumination of the psychological function of borders in creating (and keeping out) an imagined 'other'. It also explores practical dimensions of borders in the context of boundary transgressing resources such as water.

The Geography of Border Landscapes

Author: Dennis Rumley,Julian V. Minghi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317598792

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 540

This volume is about border landscapes, with emphasis on the varying impact that political decision-making and ideological differences can have on the environment at border locations, for example. This volume by political-geography experts from across the globe provides important insights specficially into border landscapes and so serves to further our understanding of aspects of cultural landscapes.

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

Author: Andrew C. Isenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199394474

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 2503

The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.

Research: a National Resource ...

Author: United States. National Resources Committee. Science Committee

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Federal aid to research

Page: N.A

View: 7274

The Column of Marcus Aurelius

The Genesis and Meaning of a Roman Imperial Monument

Author: Martin Beckmann

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807877778

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 1794

One of the most important monuments of Imperial Rome and at the same time one of the most poorly understood, the Column of Marcus Aurelius has long stood in the shadow of the Column of Trajan. In The Column of Marcus Aurelius, Martin Beckmann makes a thorough study of the form, content, and meaning of this infrequently studied monument. Beckmann employs a new approach to the column, one that focuses on the process of its creation and construction, to uncover the cultural significance of the column to the Romans of the late second century A.D. Using clues from ancient sources and from the monument itself, this book traces the creative process step by step from the first decision to build the monument through the processes of planning and construction to the final carving of the column's relief decoration. The conclusions challenge many of the widely held assumptions about the value of the column's 700-foot-long frieze as a historical source. By reconstructing the creative process of the column's sculpture, Beckmann opens up numerous new paths of analysis not only to the Column of Marcus Aurelius but also to Roman imperial art and architecture in general.

Border Politics

Author: Nick Vaughan-Williams

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748689540

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 575

Presents a distinctive theoretical approach to the problem of borders in the study of International Relations. It turns from the current debate regarding the presence or absence of borders to consider the fundamental change that is occurring in the concep

Beyond Walls

Re-inventing the Canada-United States Borderlands

Author: Victor A. Konrad,Heather Nora Nicol

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754672029

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 4239

In a comprehensive examination of the Canada-USA border post-9/11, this book argues that it has been reinvented as a 'state of the art', technology-steeped crossing system, while the image of the border has been engineered to appear consistent with the 'friendly' border of the past. It shows how a border can evolve and yet continue to function well, offering a model for future borderlands elsewhere.