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Latin American Geopolitics

Migration, Cities and Globalization

Editors: Alonso, César Álvarez, Hernández, José Ignacio (Eds.)

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  • -Analyzes globalization, migration, cities and development in Latin American geopolitics.
  • -Highlights and explains the complexity of Latin American politics.
  • -Thoroughly reviews the issues of local-regional political systems, urban-rural territorial management, transnational mobility, migrants and gender rights.
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About this book

This edited volume analyzes how migration, the conformation of urban areas, and globalization impact Latin American geopolitics. Globalization has decisively influenced Latin American nationhood and it has also helped create a global region with global cities that are the result of the urbanization process. Also, globalization and migration are changing Latin America's own vision as a collective community. This book tackles how migration triggers concerns about security, which lead to policies based on the protection of borders as a matter of national security. The contributors argue that economic regionalization-globalization promotes changes in the social and economic geography which refer to social phenomena, the dynamic of social classes and their spatial implications, all of which may impact economic growth on the region. The project will appeal to a wider audience including political scientists, scholars, researchers, students and non-academics interested in Latin American geopolitics.


  

      

About the authors

César Álvarez Alonso is Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School, USA.

José Ignacio Hernández is Visiting Researcher at the Center for International Development at Harvard Kennedy School, USA.


Reviews

“This book is an indispensable tool for faculty, researchers, students and readers in general seeking to thoroughly learn about migration in the region and its consequences. The book provides a strong review of the main trends in the globalization process that the region is experiencing. It also weaves together theoretical and empirical aspects that help better understand problems and casuistry related to migration such as crime, labor relations and social exclusion. Widely and deservedly praised as a major achievement in the field.” (Ivana Stradner, University of California Berkeley School of Law, USA)

“This is undoubtedly one of the most wide-ranging and thorough studies recently carried out about the migratory phenomenon in Latin America from an interdisciplinary perspective. It examines how it has reshaped its cities and the composition of its population. This outstanding book also addresses the legal and sociological challenges posed by migration within Latin American countries. The result is an over-encompassing piece, which is an essential tool for academics and policy experts that wish to delve into the complex and diverse reality of the region.” (Andrés Arias Astray, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

“Through a series of original and well-chosen contributions, this work offers a most valuable insight into the realities and complexities of contemporary migration in Latin America.  It explores skillfully the many different forms of migration, both legal and illegal, which exist in this region, as well as the numerous factors and different processes that explain these movements.  The book’s enlightened analysis represents a welcome and important contribution to the literature on this subject.” (John Tuppen, Urban Planning and Geography Institute, Université Grenoble-Alpes, France)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-12

    Alonso, César Álvarez (et al.)

  • Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance Convergence: Building a Level Labor Playing Field Across Latin America

    Pages 13-55

    Pucheta, Mauro (et al.)

  • Movement of People in the Pacific Alliance: The Chilean Case

    Pages 57-82

    Oyarzún-Serrano, Lorena

  • Preserving Domestic Autonomy: Weak Migration Laws and the Mercosur Strategy of Limited Integration

    Pages 83-107

    Cepaluni, Gabriel (et al.)

  • Building Territories in Urban Settings: Family Networks of Indigenous Peoples in Argentina’s Hinterland

    Pages 109-131

    Salomon Tarquini, Claudia

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-99552-6
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-99551-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Latin American Geopolitics
Book Subtitle
Migration, Cities and Globalization
Editors
  • César Álvarez Alonso
  • José Ignacio Hernández
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99552-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99552-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99551-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 267
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations
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