First published in 1998, the contributors to this book deal with the issue of vanishing borders from various perspectives, some emphasising the economic, others the political or social impacts of global interdependence and integration. Considering the enormous changes which have taken place including the end of the Cold War, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and increasing Globalisation, the chapters within present a fairly holistic and exciting discussion of the new world order of the 21st century.
Part I. Introduction. 1. Wither the Borders? Towards a New Dimension of Geographical Differentiation. LEE Boon-Thong and Tengku Shamsul Bahrin. 2. Global Interdependence and the Developing Economies. George CHO. Part 2. Case Studies: Impact of Vanishing Borders. 3. Japanese Adaptation ot the Globalisation of the World Economy. Takayama Masaki and Nomura Shigeharu. 4. Global Markets and Global Citizens: Vanishing Borders in the Pacific Islands. John Overton. 5. New Zealand, National Identity and the Pacific Century. Michael Roche. 6. Visa-Waiver and the Transformation of Migration Flows Between New Zealand and Countries in the Asia-Pacific Region, 1980-1996. Richard Bedford and Jacqueline Lidgard. 7. Vanishing ‘International’ Borders: The Implications for Reconstruction and Development in Southern Africa. Christian M. Rogerson. Part 3. Regional Cooperation: The Political Dimensions. 8. India, ASEAN and the New Geopolitical World Order. Chandra Pal Singh. 9. Appraising the Possibility of Promoting Interdependent Development Between SAARC and ASEAN. Ziaush Shams HAQ. 10. Vanishing Borders within Sub-Saharan African States : Achievements, Counterforces and Prospects. AGOT Kawango. 11. Transfrontier Cooperation and the Borders in the European Union. Peter John REID and Andrew Church. Part 4. Regional Cooperation: The Economic Dimensions. 12. Ignoring Borders Through Railway: The Proposed Trans-Asia Railway and Regional Development. Abdul Rahim Mohd Nor. 13. Bothers with Borders? Natural Resource Management in the Mekong River Basin. Gerard Cheong. 14. Integrating West Africa Through the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Daniel Buor. Part 5. Conclusion. 15. Globalisation and the Paradox of Enduring National Boundaries. Gerald H. Blake.
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