The Dynamics of Interstate Boundaries
- Publication date:July 2010
- Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
- Weight: 0.28kg
The Dynamics of Interstate Boundaries explains why some borders deter insurgents, smugglers, bandits, and militants while most suffer from infiltration and crisis. Grappling with an issue at the core of the modern state and international security, George Gavrilis explores border control from the 19th century Ottoman Empire to 21st century Central Asia, China, and Afghanistan. Border control strategies emanate from core policies of state formation and the local design of border guard institutions. Secure and open borders depend on institutional design, not on military power.Based on research in numerous border regions, this book advances the study of the state, local security institutions, and conflict and cooperation over border control. It holds critical lessons for policymakers and international organizations working to enhance border security in dangerous regions.
Honorable Mention, 2009 Jervis-Schroeder Award, International History and Politics Section, American Political Science Association