Caught in the Middle
Border Communities in an Era of Globalization
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Caught in the Middle by Demetrios G. Papademetriou
Book DescriptionIn a world with tremendous growth of goods and people flowing across borders, little attention has been paid to the communities through which these goods and people pass and in which people live. Caught in the Middle provides a fascinating look into the inner workings and realities of border communities along five international borders --United States-Canada, United States-Mexico, Germany-Poland, Russia-China, and Russia-Kazakhstan. The volume focuses on innovative cross-border initiatives that contribute unique insights into the daily lives and local perspectives of border communities. Also, it presents a better understanding of the border management issues faced by countries worldwide, as well as of the nature of relationships between federal and local governments, community leaders, government officials, and local communities. By shedding light on existing "best practices" and providing comparative analyses of the challenges and opportunities faced by communities, Caught in the Middle provides valuable lessons for policy makers, governments, and researchers alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780870031854
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Demetrios G. Papademetriou
Demetrios G. Papademetriou is the president and cofounder of the Migration Policy Institute, Washington, D.C. He is also the co-founder and chair emeritus of Metropolis: An International Forum for Research and Policy on Migration and Cities. Deborah W. Meyers is a senior policy analyst at the Migration Policy Institute. Her recent work has focused on U.S., Canada, and Mexico border management issues; North American migration; temporary worker programs; and U.S. immigration policy and process in the post-DHS era.
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