June 30, 2016

Book, "The U.S. Mexican Border Today. Conflict and Cooperation in Historical Perspective", Third Edition, by Paul Ganster - with David E. Lorey

"The U.S.-Mexican Border Today. Conflict and Cooperation in Historical Perspective", Third Edition 

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 296 • Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4422-3110-8 • Hardback • August 2015 • $85.00 • (£54.95)
978-1-4422-3111-5 • Paperback • August 2015 • $29.00 • (£19.95)
978-1-4422-3112-2 • eBook • August 2015 • $28.99 • (£19.95)
Systematically exploring the dynamic interface between Mexico and the United States, this comprehensive survey considers the historical development, current politics, society, economy, and daily life of the border region. Now fully updated and revised, the book provides an overview of the history of the region and then traces the economic cycles and social movements from the 1880s through the beginning of the twenty-first century that created the modern border region, showing how the border shares characteristics of both nations while maintaining an internal coherence that transcends its divisive international boundary. The authors conclude with an in-depth analysis of the key issues of the contemporary borderlands: industrial development and maquiladoras, the North American Free Trade Agreement, rapid urbanization, border culture, demographic and migration issues, the environmental crisis, implications of climate change, Native Americans living near the border, U.S. and Mexican cooperation and conflict at the border, and drug trafficking and violence. They also place the border in its global context, examining it as a region caught between the developed and developing world and highlighting the continued importance of borders in a rapidly globalizing world. Richly illustrated with photographs and maps and enhanced by up-to-date and accessible statistical tables, this book is an invaluable resource for all those interested in borderlands and U.S.-Mexican relations.

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