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Border Games: Policing the U.s.-mexico Divide

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780801475405

ISBN10:
0801475406
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/1/2009
Publisher(s):
Cornell Univ Pr
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Summary

In an updated and expanded edition of his essential 2000 book about shifts in how borders are perceived and patrolled, Peter Andreas brings the story into the present day. The second edition of Border Games places the continued sharp escalation of border policing in the context of a transformed post-September 11 security environment. As Andreas demonstrates, in some ways it is still the same old border game-but more difficult to manage, with more players, played out on a bigger stage, and with higher stakes and collateral damage. Andreas continues to help readers understand the changing practice and politics of policing national boundaries in the twenty-first century. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Peter Andreas is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Brown University. He is the author of Blue Helmets and Black Markets, also from Cornell, coauthor of Drug War Politics and Policing the Globe, and coeditor of The Rebordering of North America and The Wall around the West.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Introduction and Background
The Escalation of Border Policingp. 3
The Political Economy of Global Smugglingp. 15
Policing and Smuggling Across the U.S.-Mexico Border
Creating the Clandestine Side of the Border Economyp. 29
The Escalation of Drug Controlp. 51
The Escalation of Immigration Controlp. 85
Extensions and Conclusions
Policing the External Borders of the New Europep. 115
Borders Restatedp. 140
Afterword: Border Games in a New Security Contextp. 153
Indexp. 175
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In an updated and expanded edition of his essential 2000 book about shifts in how borders are perceived and patrolled, Peter Andreas brings the story into the present day. The second edition of Border Games places the continued sharp escalation of border policing in the context of a transformed post-September 11 security environment. As Andreas demonstrates, in some ways it is still the same old border game-but more difficult to manage, with more players, played out on a bigger stage, and with higher stakes and collateral damage. Andreas continues to help readers understand the changing practice and politics of policing national boundaries in the twenty-first century.


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